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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Opening Session

8:30 am – 10:55 am
Thomas J Kallstrom MBA RRT FAARC
Thomas J Kallstrom MBA RRT FAARC
8:30 am – 10:10 am

AARC Awards Ceremony

Thomas J Kallstrom MBA RRT FAARC/Presiding

The ceremony recognizes the “doers” in the profession, from students to long-established practitioners. Be there and applaud your peers. Today it’s them; tomorrow it may be you!

Keynote Address

John Nance JD
John Nance JD
10:15 am – 10:55 am

Why Hospitals Should Fly

John J Nance JD, Seattle WA

Possessing an extensive background of law, safety, aviation and broadcasting, John Nance will share with attendees why hospitals struggle in taking appropriate measures to enhance patient safety. More important, John will discuss safety principles imbedded into the culture of the aviation industry and suggest how they can be easily hardwired into the DNA of American healthcare. A patient and aviation safety broadcast analyst for ABC World News and Good Morning America, Captain Nance speaks to the infusion of Crew Resource Management into healthcare; a revolutionary approach towards communication, teamwork and leadership to improve safety. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn Why Hospital Should Fly. Sit back and enjoy the flight!

Sputum Bowl Preliminaries

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Teams from the AARC State affiliates compete in the preliminary competitions. The top four teams will advance to the Finals on Monday evening, Nov 12, along with the Student Sputum Bowl finalists.

Opening of Exhibit Hall

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 2012 AARC President opens the Exhibit Hall. As the “Gold Standard” of all respiratory care meetings, AARC Congress 2012 presents to you all of the manufacturers and suppliers in the industry. The Exhibit Hall offers attendees an opportunity to make purchases right on the spot, often at special discounts. Don’t miss this great opportunity! The Exhibit Hall will be open from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm Saturday through Monday, Nov 10-12.

Presenting an Open Forum Abstract

Teresa A Volsko MHHS RRT FAARC
Teresa A Volsko MHHS RRT FAARC
11:05 am – 11:45 am
Teresa A Volsko MHHS RRT FAARC, Youngstown OH

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the neophyte research presenter to the customs, roles, and experience of presenting an OPEN FORUM session. Included will be the stages of an OPEN FORUM presentation; setting up the poster, interacting with moderators, and OPEN FORUM attendees presenting at the podium and participating in moderated audience discussion of the research.

Orientation for First-time Attendees

Cheryl A Hoerr MBA RRT CPFT FAARC
Cheryl A Hoerr MBA RRT CPFT FAARC
11:05 am – 11:50 am
Presented by the AARC Program Committee, Cheryl A Hoerr MBA RRT CPFT FAARC

Are you a first-time attendee with unanswered questions about who to see, where to go, and what to expect from the meeting? If so, then attendance at this presentation is a MUST for you! This presentation provides first-time attendees with an overview of the entire AARC Congress and includes suggestions on how to maximize your time not only at the educational session, but also at the exhibits and peripheral activities as well.

OPEN FORUM #1 and #2

12:30 pm – 2:25 pm

Researchers will present the results of their scientific studies. Abstracts with a similar focus are clustered into their own OPEN FORUM symposium to encourage discussion and interaction among investigators and observers. Posters are used to expand the information presented.

Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies

Nancy Johnson RRT-NPS
Nancy Johnson RRT-NPS
1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
Nancy Johnson RRT-NPS, Cleveland OH

Whether you work in an outpatient clinic, emergency department, or inpatient environment, you will invariably be faced with pediatric respiratory emergencies. This presentation by a national leader in the field will review the assessment of and treatment for the most common pediatric respiratory emergencies. An emphasis will be placed on patient safety and optimal outcomes.

Tracheostomy Care & the RT: Insertion, Maintenance and Decannulation

Faten I Al-Hubaishi BSc CRT RRT-NPS
Faten I Al-Hubaishi BSc CRT RRT-NPS
1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
Faten I Al-Hubaishi BSc CRT RRT-NPS, Saudi Arabia

This international speaker will discuss how tracheostomy care is provided in Saudi Arabia. The presenter will highlight care provided to all age groups and in all settings. Multi-disciplinary opportunities will be presented in which the respiratory therapist can collaborate with other medical providers to optimize care delivery to patients with tracheostomy tubes.

The Dynamic Life of a Transport Call…From Referral to Pick Up

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tabatha Dragonberry RRT-NPS AE-C
Tabatha Dragonberry RRT-NPS AE-C
1:00 pm – 1:40 pm

From Referral to Arrival…Behind the Scenes of a Transport Call

Tabatha Dragonberry RRT-NPS AE-C, Washington DC

This lecture will provide insight into the initial referral call for patient transport and what information should be communicated and collected. The presenter will share algorithms and highlight the decision-making process for the mode of transport. Risks and benefits of transport will also be discussed as well as the most common obstacles that occur during transport.

1:50 pm – 2:30 pm

Preparing the Pediatric Patient for Transport from the Adult ER

Tabatha Dragonberry RRT-NPS AE-C

This lecture will discuss what to expect when a transport team arrives on scene and what expectations they may have from the referring hospital. This lecture will provide step-by-step instructions in making the transfer as safe as possible. The presenter will also touch on clinical differences between the two primary modes of transportation.

Characteristics of Normal Breathing: Should We Apply These When We Ventilate Patients?

1:00 pm – 2:55 pm
Bhiken Naik MBBCh
Bhiken Naik MBBCh
1:00 pm – 1:35 pm

Lessons Learned from Normal Breathing at Rest and During Exercise

Bhiken Naik MBBCh, Charlottesville VA

This presentation will review and highlight the normal control mechanisms for maintaining homeostatic gas exchange as well as pH and metabolic demands under varying physiological conditions. The concept of intrinsic biological variability in respiratory control will be introduced and its role in normal and injured lung models.

Charles G Durbin Jr MD FAARC
Charles G Durbin Jr MD FAARC
1:40 pm – 2:15 pm

Are We Harming Normal Lungs with Conventional Ventilator Settings?

Charles G Durbin Jr MD FAARC, Charlottesville VA

New and accumulating data suggests that conventional ventilation in patients with normal lungs can cause injury. Experimental human and animal data will be used to examine causative factors and suggest possible clinical solutions.

2:20 pm – 2:55 pm

What Happened to the “Sigh” in Mechanical Ventilation?

Bhiken Naik MBBCh

Sigh breaths are a consistent feature of mammalian respiration. They are episodic larger tidal volume breaths thought to recruit atelectic lung units and improve compliance. The evidence for the use of sigh respiration in lung injury models will be reviewed. A contemporary role of sigh respiration in low-tidal volume ventilation will be developed.

Management Boot Camp: Part I

1:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Garry W Kauffman MPA FACHE RRT FAARC
Garry W Kauffman MPA FACHE RRT FAARC
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Promoting Your Services From the Front Line: What to Say and Who to Tell!

Garry W Kauffman MPA FACHE RRT FAARC, Winston-Salem NC

Most clinicians would define their value by the quantity of work performed, but it’s much more than that. If most RTs can’t define it, how are others to appreciate our role as healthcare providers? This presentation will answer the age-old question: “How do we define value?” This presentation will not only answer that question, but will provide valuable tools to the RT manager on documenting outcomes and communicating our value to all stakeholders in terms they can understand.

Scott Reistad RRT CPFT FAARC
Scott Reistad RRT CPFT FAARC
1:35 pm – 2:05 pm

Coaching for Improved Work Performance

Scott Reistad RRT CPFT FAARC, Colorado Springs CO

One of the many skills that a successful leader must demonstrate is the ability to effectively coach their staff to improve work performance. This is particularly challenging when one examines the diversity and unique characteristics of a typical respiratory care department. Does this diversity make the profession unique from others who also coach for improved performance? Attend this lecture to find out!

Mark D Babic RRT
Mark D Babic RRT
2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

What to Do When the People You Work With Drive You Crazy

Mark D Babic RRT, Lakewood OH

Even on a good day, you can name at least one difficult person at work. On a bad day you can probably rattle off four or five without even pausing. Almost on a daily basis you’ve got your hands full with people who are making it difficult for you to do your job and stay sane. The presenter will focus on finding common ground in everyday interactions and negotiating differences with your subordinates. This lecture is not only for managers but for anyone who thinks their co-workers are driving them crazy!

Suzan J Herzig RRT
Suzan J Herzig RRT
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Be Seen, Not Overlooked: 10 Value-Added Ideas to Show Your Worth

Suzan J Herzig RRT, Alpine CA

Neb delivery, ABGs, and chest physiotherapy are not enough. Consults and vent management get us closer, but we need to do more. This presenter will describe 10 distinct, but very obvious responsibilities that every respiratory therapy department can perform to enhance their value to patients, physicians, and their hospital.

Hospital to Home Transitions: COPD Best Practices

1:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Gary L Brown RRT FAARC
Gary L Brown RRT FAARC
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

RT-Driven Discharge Planning for COPD Patients

Gary L Brown RRT FAARC and, Fargo ND




Becky Anderson RRT
Becky Anderson RRT
Becky Anderson RRT, Fargo ND

This presentation will discuss important factors RTs must consider when discharging COPD patients following treatment for an exacerbation. The impact of co-morbid conditions will be addressed. Most importantly, the role of the RT will be highlighted in this process and ways in which they can collaborate with nursing, case management and the discharge team.

Brian W Carlin MD FAARC
Brian W Carlin MD FAARC
1:35 pm – 2:05 pm

The Successful Hospital-to-Home Transition: Risk Factors & Treatment Strategies

Brian W Carlin MD FAARC, Pittsburgh PA

This session will discuss available measures to help quantify the risks for re-hospitalization of COPD patients. The attendee will leave this presentation with the knowledge to develop appropriate plans of care to reduce ED visits, hospital admissions, and appointments with primary care physicians.

Dan Easley
Dan Easley
2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

Developing Standards of Care in an Era of Incentives and Penalties

Dan Easley, Ford City PA

This presentation will discuss those therapies COPD patients may need from home care companies following hospital discharge. A discussion of respiratory-focused interventions will be presented within the context of a novel hybrid home care model. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear how one home care company revolutionized the way in which care in the home is delivered.

Kim Wiles RRT
Kim Wiles RRT
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

The RT as Case Manager in the Home Setting: Connecting the Dots

Kim Wiles RRT, Ford City PA

This presentation will discuss the role of the RT when transitioning the COPD patient from hospital to home. Can RTs make a difference by delivering more than just therapy and equipment? Can RTs do it alone? The development of partnerships with other health care providers will be discussed.

A Blueprint for Starting Your Sleep Center/Lab

1:00 pm – 3:20 pm
Camden J McLaughlin RRT FAARC
Camden J McLaughlin RRT FAARC
1:50 pm – 2:30 pm

Ensuring Effective Operations

Camden J McLaughlin RRT FAARC, Blacksburg VA

This presentation will review the start-up of a sleep center from design and space considerations to staffing and training personnel. The speaker will review AASM standards and discuss how the goal of accreditation can influence operational set-up. The speaker will also examine the benefits a high-quality sleep center can bring to other service lines.

Frank R Salvatore RRT MBA FAARC
Frank R Salvatore RRT MBA FAARC
1:00 pm – 1:40 pm

Creating the Business Plan

Frank R Salvatore RRT MBA FAARC, Middletown NY

The speaker will explain the basics of a business plan and delineate the steps to getting started. Further detail will be provided including the necessary data gathering that needs to take place and the importance of involving all stakeholders from the beginning of the process.

Sheri Tooley BSRT RRT-NPS CPFT AE-C
Sheri Tooley BSRT RRT-NPS CPFT AE-C
2:40 pm – 3:20 pm

Competency Assessment for Sleep Personnel

Sheri Tooley BSRT RRT-NPS CPFT AE-C, Adams Center NY

The speaker will review accreditation standards regarding staff competency validation. The presentation will examine competency assessment beyond traditional standards and discuss the influence individual state laws have on sleep center operations. There will also be a discussion about methods to ensure safety in the lab.

Year in Review 2012

1:00 pm – 4:25 pm
Stephen I Rennard MD
Stephen I Rennard MD
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Year in Review: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Stephen I Rennard MD, Omaha NE

A review of papers published in 2012 related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Timothy R Myers MBA RRT-NPS
Timothy R Myers MBA RRT-NPS
1:35 pm – 2:05 pm

Year in Review: Asthma

Timothy R Myers MBA RRT-NPS, Irving TX

A review of papers published in 2012 related to asthma.

Teresa A Volsko MHHS RRT FAARC
Teresa A Volsko MHHS RRT FAARC
2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

Year in Review: Cystic Fibrosis

Teresa A Volsko MHHS RRT FAARC, Youngstown OH

A review of papers published in 2012 related to cystic fibrosis.

Suzanne Bollig RRT RPSGT REEGT FAARC
Suzanne Bollig RRT RPSGT REEGT FAARC
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Year in Review: Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Suzanne Bollig RRT RPSGT REEGT FAARC, Hays KS

A review of papers published in 2012 related to sleep-disordered breathing.

Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC
Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC
3:20 pm – 3:50 pm

Year in Review: Noninvasive Ventilation

Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC, Boston MA

A review of papers published in 2012 related to noninvasive ventilation.

Richard H Kallet MS RRT FAARC
Richard H Kallet MS RRT FAARC
3:55 pm – 4:25 pm

Year in Review: Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

Richard H Kallet MS RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA

A review of papers published in 2012 related to invasive mechanical ventilation.

Caring for the Aging Chronic Lung Disease Patient

1:45 pm – 3:10 pm
Trina M Limberg RRT FAARC FAACVPR
Trina M Limberg RRT FAARC FAACVPR
1:45 pm – 2:25 pm

Pulmonary Rehab: What You Should Know About Caring for the Aged Patient

Trina M Limberg RRT FAARC FAACVPR, San Diego CA

This presentation will provide a brief overview on improving the assessment and delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation for the older adult. The speaker will briefly review setting training targets and progressing elderly patients through the various training modalities.

Brian W Carlin MD FAARC
Brian W Carlin MD FAARC
2:30 pm – 3:10 pm

Providing Optimal Assessment and Training of the Elderly Patient in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Brian W Carlin MD FAARC, Pittsburgh PA

The presenter will review exercise testing, VO2 and six-minute walk testing. There will also be a review of evidence-based medicine recommendations for pulmonary rehab patients and how these recommendations can be adapted for exercise of the elderly patient.

Severe Pediatric Asthma

1:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Bruce K Rubin MD MEngr MBA FAARC
Bruce K Rubin MD MEngr MBA FAARC
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Current State of Severe Asthma

Bruce K Rubin MD MEngr MBA FAARC, Richmond VA

Despite advances in prevention and treatment, the morbidity associated with pediatric asthma remains significant. One of the leading experts in the field will review the current state of severe pediatric asthma. The presentation will include insight into the genetic and environmental factors associated with pediatric asthma along with an overview of the current therapeutic approach.

Brian K Walsh MBA RRT-NPS FAARC
Brian K Walsh MBA RRT-NPS FAARC
2:20 pm – 2:50 pm

Alternative Aerosol Therapy

Brian K Walsh MBA RRT-NPS FAARC, Dallas TX

Of course, beta agonists and corticosteroids are nebulized, but what about novel alternative approaches? This presentation will investigate the role of aerosolized magnesium sulfate, alkaline albuterol, and other agents. Speculations will be offered for the future management of the pediatric patient with severe asthma.

John Arnold MD
John Arnold MD
2:55 pm – 3:25 pm

Inhaled Volatile Anesthetics

John Arnold MD, Boston MA

A controversial aspect of the management of the pediatric patient with severe asthma is the use of inhaled volatile anesthetics. The use of this therapy is variable across the country. Do inhaled volatile anesthetics augment the more standard therapeutic approach to severe asthma? Are the environmental and staff exposure concerns really valid? Is specialized training required? These and other clinically relevant questions will be answered.

Peter Betit BSRT RRT-NPS FAARC
Peter Betit BSRT RRT-NPS FAARC
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Extracorporeal CO2 Removal

Peter Betit BSRT RRT-NPS FAARC, Boston MA

When all else fails, is extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal a realistic approach? If so, can patients with severe status asthmaticus be safely transported to a center that can provide this modality? What are the risks and benefits of such an approach? These questions will be answered while providing an overview of this non-traditional approach to the child with severe status asthmaticus.

Challenges in Medical Transport: Neonatal Airways and Licensure

2:40 pm – 4:10 pm
Alex Brendel RRT-NPS MBA
Alex Brendel RRT-NPS MBA
2:40 pm – 3:20 pm

Interstate Licensure: What You Need to Know Before You Cross the Line

Alex Brendel RRT-NPS MBA, Roanoke VA

Currently less than 25 percent of all states in the U.S. have a formal exemption to allow a respiratory therapist to transport a patient into or out of another state. Healthcare professionals must make sure out-of-state legislation and licensure is updated to meet patients’ needs. This lecture will discuss the process of reciprocity licensure exemptions for Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia. The goal is to encourage respiratory therapists who may face this issue to go back to their home state and work to address this issue with their state society.

3:30 pm – 4:10 pm

Premedication for Non-Emergent Endotracheal Intubation of the Neonate: a Transport Team’s Perspective

Alex Brendel RRT-NPS MBA

In years past, transport teams rarely premedicated infants before intubation. Rarely would 2 or 3 attempts be required for an airway to be established. In an effort to improve first attempt intubation rates, premedicating infants according to American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations is essential. This presentation will discuss current protocols for premedication prior to intubation. It will review medication choice and sequence of administration, as well as, discuss contraindications and lessons learned.

OPEN FORUM #3 and #4

3:00 pm – 4:55 pm

Researchers will present the results of their scientific studies. Abstracts with a similar focus are clustered into their own OPEN FORUM symposium to encourage discussion and interaction among investigators and observers. Posters are used to expand the information presented.

Emerging Controversies in ARDS

3:00 pm – 4:55 pm
William E Hurford MD
William E Hurford MD
3:00 pm – 3:35 pm

Are Neuromuscular Blockers Helpful in ARDS?

William E Hurford MD, Cincinnati OH

There are fewer challenges more difficult for an RT than managing a patient with ARDS. What adjunct treatment options are available? Do they work? This lecture will discuss the role of neuromuscular blockers (NMBs) in the treatment of ARDS. Guidelines for use and clinical outcomes associated with the use of NMBs will be discussed.

Peter J Papadakos MD
Peter J Papadakos MD
3:40 pm – 4:15 pm

Should Cooling and CO2 Removal Be Included in the Treatment of Severe ARDS

Peter J Papadakos MD, Rochester NY

Low tidal volume ventilation is standard of care in ARDS. Increased CO2 levels, however, limit the ability to decrease tidal volumes. This lecture will focus on complementary strategies to further decrease tidal volume by either removing CO2 or decreasing CO2 production.

David A Turner MD
David A Turner MD
4:20 pm – 4:55 pm

ECMO: A New Frontier for the Management of the ARDS Patient?

David A Turner MD, Durham NC

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation has been traditionally used as rescue strategy for reversible causes of severe respiratory failure…. an option traditionally reserved for the 11th hour when all hope is lost. This lecture will focus on the technological advances in ECMO services and why this technology should now be considered as an earlier option for management of the ARDS patient. The presenter will also discuss a multi-disciplinary approach needed to stabilize patients on ECMO.

Six-Minute Walk vs. Control Work Rate: Measuring COPD Outcomes

Mark Millard MD
Mark Millard MD
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Mark Millard MD, Dallas TX

The presenter will discuss the details from an investigator initiative comparing the six minute walk test to constant work rate testing. The results of the study will be compared against the current available literature.

Research Is Not a Bad Word: Infusing Research into RT Training

Georgianna Sergakis PhD RRT RCP
Georgianna Sergakis PhD RRT RCP
3:20 pm – 4:15 pm
Georgianna Sergakis PhD RRT RCP, Columbus OH

Future therapists should be prepared to thrive in the current healthcare environment and to promote the further evolution of the therapist’s role in healthcare delivery. Promoting an understanding of how research influences this future is the key to the preparation of tomorrow’s workforce. Strategies to infuse research into RT preparation ranging from the first day of class to complete immersion in a research experience will be presented.

Proving the Value of RT Services

3:20 pm – 4:45 pm
Garry W Kauffman MPA FACHE RRT FAARC
Garry W Kauffman MPA FACHE RRT FAARC
3:20 pm – 4:00 pm

Proving the Value of RT Services: What Does the Evidence Say?

Garry W Kauffman MPA FACHE RRT FAARC, Winston-Salem NC

In a new era of healthcare delivery, all providers must deliver value… respiratory included. Hospitals will be forced to become more efficient, lean and leverage economies of scale. Departments/individuals unable to show value will become obsolete. This presentation will provide a variety of both evidence-based research as well as anecdotal studies that demonstrate the value of respiratory therapists. Speaker will highlight outcome measures everyone should include on their performance improvement dashboard that includes clinical quality, patient/family satisfaction, and financial performance.

Richard M Ford RRT FAARC
Richard M Ford RRT FAARC
4:05 pm – 4:45 pm

Data Management for the RT Manager

Richard M Ford RRT FAARC, San Diego CA

Data, metrics, and statistics – there’s no shortage as an RT manager. How you acquire the data and what you do with it is likely to define your performance. This presentation will provide useful tools for the RT manager on how to document productivity utilizing information from the “AARC Uniform Reporting Manual.” Understanding and interpreting metrics captured with the AARC Benchmarking Program will also be discussed.

Safety and Sleep

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Crintz Scott CRT RPSGT
Crintz Scott CRT RPSGT
3:30 pm – 4:10 pm

Safety in the Sleep Lab

Crintz Scott CRT RPSGT, Lakewood CO

This presentation will cover a “laundry list” of safety issues that must be addressed by every sleep center. The speaker will discuss environmental safety issues including the importance of having a comprehensive fire safety and electrical safety plan. Other safety processes that are essential include policies and procedures for the safety of both patients and staff. The speaker will share details that must be included in your sleep center’s plan.

4:20 pm – 5:00 pm

Working Nights: Same Shift, Different Day

Crintz Scott CRT RPSGT

The speaker will define the term “shift worker” and describe both the symptoms and consequences of the Shift Worker Sleep Disorder. With The Joint Commission’s increasing concerns over worker fatigue, the speaker will provide practical tips to combat the effects that shift work has on the normal circadian rhythm. Sleep technicians are well prepared to provide diagnostic and consultative services to patients with this disorder, but they must be astute enough to treat themselves as well.

Using “Rule of Two”™ for Assessing Asthma Control

Mark Millard MD
Mark Millard MD
3:50 pm – 4:20 pm
Mark Millard MD, Dallas TX

This trademarked tool has been used in various clinical and non-clinical settings to evaluate asthma control and monitor response to prescribed therapy. The speaker will share his team’s experience in validating this scientific tool and using it to predict “out of control” asthma. Will “Rule of Two” help manage your asthmatic population? Attend this lecture to find out!

The Difficult Pediatric Airway: Tricks of the Trade

John Arnold MD
John Arnold MD
4:05 pm – 4:45 pm
John Arnold MD, Boston MA

One of the scariest encounters for a respiratory therapist is the difficult pediatric airway. Recognizing and preparing for the difficult airway situation is essential. This presentation will review assessment techniques, strategies, and equipment utilized when traditional direct laryngoscopy is impossible.

Education Section Membership Meeting

4:20 pm – 5:00 pm

Section members meet to determine their needs and priorities, as well as how to use AARC resources to accomplish them. All Congress attendees, including section non-members are invited to attend and to participate.

Challenges in Medical Transport: Capnography

Wade Scoles RRT-NPS NREMT
Wade Scoles RRT-NPS NREMT
4:20 pm – 5:00 pm
Wade Scoles RRT-NPS NREMT, Spokane WA

Capnography values are often out-of-sync with ABG results and arterial CO2. This presentation will address the physiology behind the phenomena and why it happens. The lecturer will also discuss case scenarios using actual capnography waveforms to illustrate the inherent values and limitations of capnography in the transport environment. Is there a role for capnography during patient transport? Attend this presentation to find out!

Long-Term Care Section Membership Meeting

4:25 pm – 5:00 pm

Section members meet to determine their needs and priorities, as well as how to use AARC resources to accomplish them. All Congress attendees, including section non-members are invited to attend and to participate.

Optimizing the Patient-Ventilator Interaction

Robert L Chatburn MHHS RRT-NPS FAARC
Robert L Chatburn MHHS RRT-NPS FAARC
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Robert L Chatburn MHHS RRT-NPS FAARC, Cleveland OH

Patient-ventilator asynchrony (PVA) can be quite obvious, whereas other occurrences are difficult to diagnose. Without intervention, PVA can contribute to adverse outcomes. This lecture will discuss strategies for the bedside clinician to use to detect and minimize its occurrence. Attend this lecture and take your ventilator management skills to the next level.