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Sunday, November 11, 2012

AARC Annual Business Meeting

8:30 am – 9:20 am

The official Annual Business Meeting of the AARC. 2013 AARC Officers, Board of Directors and Officers from the House of Delegates are installed. Reports from AARC leadership are presented. The meeting concludes with an address from 2013/2014 AARC President, George Gaebler, MSEd RRT FAARC.

39th Donald F Egan Scientific Memorial Lecture

9:30 am – 10:20 am

This lecture provides an overview of in-depth information about dynamic aspects of pulmonary physiology, pulmonary medicine, or clinical respiratory care. The lectureship is extended to a recognized world-class participant in the area of interest – investigator, clinician, or academician.

Stefano Nava MD
Stefano Nava MD

Behind a Mask: Tricks, Pitfalls and Prejudices for Noninvasive Ventilation – “You Are Wearing a Mask and You Look Better that Way” Iggy Pop (the Mask)

Stefano Nava MD, Bologna Italy

Dr. Nava will discuss the key factors to improve NIV success (tricks), the most common mistakes clinicians face when applying NIV (pitfalls), and the most common barriers that limit the use of NIV in real life (prejudices). Don’t miss out on this once in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear this international speaker and NIV expert!

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.

OPEN FORUM #5 AND #6

10:00 am – 11:55 am

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.

Improving Surveillance for Ventilatory-Associated Events in Adults

Shelley Magill MD
Shelley Magill MD
10:30 am – 11:10 am
Shelley Magill MD, United States Government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Surveillance for ventilator-associated pneumonia is challenging due to the lack of an objective, reliable definition. As healthcare-associated infections are increasingly used in public reporting, interfaculty comparisons, and pay-for-reporting programs, having objective, reliable definitions is more important than ever. A new approach to surveillance for ventilator-associated events in adult patients will be discussed.

Leadership Roles in Patient Population Management

Jon Carlson RRT-NPS
Jon Carlson RRT-NPS
10:30 am – 11:20 am

Taking a Leadership Role in Patient Population Management

John Carlson RRT-NPS, Buffalo NY

The presenter will review opportunities for respiratory therapists to lead evidence-based initiatives from respiratory, pulmonary rehab, and sleep perspectives. The presentation will review the successful planning and partnering of value-added programs and protocols driven by RTs to prepare for patient population management.

Sleep Medicine: A Physician’s Perspective

Neale Lange MD FCCP DABSM
Neale Lange MD FCCP DABSM
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Neale Lange MD FCCP DABSM, Lakewood CO

We’re all familiar with the more notable sleep-disorders, but what about the atypical conditions diagnosed in a sleep facility? The goal of this session is for the participants to understand the spectrum of sleep disorders and appreciate the range of conditions that can be addressed by a sleep physician. Problems with sleep are not just limited to respiratory compromise. There are more comprehensive issues that all RTs working in sleep labs should be aware of.

What’s New in Pulmonary Rehabilitation?: The Updated (2012) ATS/ERS Guidelines

Brian W Carlin MD FAARC
Brian W Carlin MD FAARC
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Brian W Carlin MD FAARC, Pittsburgh PA

Do you manage a PR program? Do you work in one? If so, this is a can’t miss presentation for you. This physician speaker will highlight the essential components for any pulmonary rehabilitation program, list the updated ATS/ERS 2012 guidelines and deliver a step-by-step strategy to include these guidelines into the everyday practice of pulmonary rehabilitation.

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency: Inherited But No Less Serious

Jamie Stoller MD MSc FAARC
Jamie Stoller MD MSc FAARC
10:30 am – 11:20 am
Jamie Stoller MD MSc FAARC, Cleveland OH

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency or Alpha-1 is a genetic (inherited) condition that may result in serious, chronic lung and/or liver disease at various ages of life (children and adults). This life-threatening condition is caused by an abnormal alpha-1 protein mainly produced by the liver and typically diagnosed by a blood test. This presentation will review features of the disease’s clinical presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment interventions.

Nitric Oxide Controversies

10:30 am – 11:55 am
John Salyer RRT-NPS FAARC
John Salyer RRT-NPS FAARC
10:30 am – 10:55 am

iNO and Premature Infants: A Critical Appraisal

John Salyer RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA

What is the role of inhaled nitric oxide for the premature infant? The medical literature is conflicting. Which study do you believe? Are there true clinical benefits? If so, are the benefits worth the financial costs? These and other clinically relevant questions will be discussed.

Robert M DiBlasi RRT-NPS FAARC
Robert M DiBlasi RRT-NPS FAARC
11:00 am – 11:25 am

iNO Delivery During NIV: Is What You Set What You Get?

Robert M DiBlasi RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA

Inhaled nitric oxide is being used at an increasing rate with noninvasive ventilation. But is the current technology capable of accurately delivering nitric oxide? This presentation will discuss the current technology and its clinical implications for use with noninvasive ventilation for infants and children.

Jenni Raake RRT-NPS MBA
Jenni Raake RRT-NPS MBA
11:30 am – 11:55 am

Off-label Use of iNO: Clinical and Financial Implications

Jenni Raake RRT-NPS MBA, Amelia OH

This presentation will review the evidence and outcomes related to off-label use of inhaled nitric oxide. Potential beneficial clinical outcomes will be discussed. Financial and reimbursement issues will be considered. At the end of the day, what is the balance between clinical outcome and cost?

Patient Education Skills: A Therapist’s Toolbox

10:30 am – 11:55 am
Bill Galvin MSEd RRT CPFT AE-C FAARC
Bill Galvin MSEd RRT CPFT AE-C FAARC
10:30 am – 10:55 am

What Do You Want to Achieve? Needs Assessment and Setting Objectives

Bill Galvin MSEd RRT CPFT AE-C FAARC, Gwynedd Valley PA

Health promotion and disease prevention in the form of self-management, self-care, and wellness are major aspects of today’s healthcare system. This session will allow the participant to explain the importance of determining the needs of the learner, to develop goal statements when initiating patient education and to develop achievable goals for patient education.

Shawna Strickland PhD RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC
Shawna Strickland PhD RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC
11:00 am – 11:25 am

Delivering the Goods: Teaching Techniques

Shawna Strickland PhD RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC, Columbia MO

Second of the three-part series, this session will allow the participant to identify appropriate tactics that can positively impact the patient education session, discuss various delivery methods available to the patient educator, and determine the appropriateness of delivery methods based on situational characteristics.

Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT RCP
Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT RCP
11:30 am – 11:55 am

Did You Achieve Your Goal? Outcomes Assessment

Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT RCP, Columbus OH

Third in the three-part series, this session will allow the participant to identify and discuss characteristics of effective teachers. The presenter will also distinguish between outcome and process assessment. Attend this presentation and identify typical outcome measures. Did you achieve your goal?

Ventilation Toolbox: Using Tools to Optimize Care

10:30 am – 12:10 pm
Carl Hinkson RRT FAARC
Carl Hinkson RRT FAARC
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Esophogeal Pressure Monitoring

Carl Hinkson RRT FAARC, Seattle WA

Using a balloon-tipped catheter to measure esophageal pressure allows clinicians to estimate pleural pressure and calculate transpulmonary pressure. This presentation will discuss esophageal pressure monitoring calculations of transpulmonary pressure and work of breathing and how these measurements are impacted by the other structures in the chest and abdomen.

Rory Mullin RRT
Rory Mullin RRT
11:05 am – 11:35 am

Airway Graphics

Rory Mullin RRT, Cleveland OH

The interaction of a mechanical ventilator and the cardiopulmonary system is complex. Often times patient parameters provided by the ventilator are simply not enough for the respiratory therapist. This lecture will discuss the clinical utility of airway graphics in optimizing the patient-ventilator interaction.

Michael A Gentile RRT FAARC
Michael A Gentile RRT FAARC
11:40 am – 12:10 pm

Airway Mechanics

Michael A Gentile RRT FAARC, Durham NC

Airway mechanics provide clinicians with information about air flow limitation and pulmonary compliance. This presentation will describe the methods for and clinical utility of assessing airway mechanics. The presenter will discuss the most current literature and its relevance on clinical practice.

Professor’s Rounds: Critically Ill Children – What Do They Teach Us About Caring for All Patients?

Charles G Durbin Jr MD FAARC
Charles G Durbin Jr MD FAARC
11:15 am – 12:05 pm
Professor: Charles G Durbin Jr MD FAARC, Charlottesville VA
Ira M Cheifetz MD FCCM FAARC
Ira M Cheifetz MD FCCM FAARC
Presenter: Ira M Cheifetz MD FCCM FAARC, Durham NC

Many therapies currently employed in adults were initially tried and found successful in critically ill infants and children. In this session, classic pediatric cases involving ventilation modes such as HFOV, respiratory and hemodynamic monitoring techniques, evaluation of cardiorespiratory interactions, and the use of ECMO will be presented. These will be discussed and their implications for adult patients emphasized. Newer concepts in pediatric critical care that have universal impact will be mentioned.

Cost Containment in the Changing Healthcare Environment – Are You Focused on the Right Things?

Cheryl A Hoerr MBA RRT CPFT FAARC
Cheryl A Hoerr MBA RRT CPFT FAARC
11:25 am – 12:05 pm
Cheryl A Hoerr MBA RRT CPFT FAARC, Rolla MO

You’ve heard the phrase repeatedly: reduce cost but maintain service and outcomes. If this seems impossible, take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. Efforts at reducing staffing are often short sighted and don’t accomplish what they set out to do. Many organizations have achieved cost reduction through supply chain management. This presentation will outline some of the challenges of cost containment and present a new perspective.

Cardiovascular Consequences of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Amado X Freire MD MPH D-ABSM FACP FCCM FAASM
Amado X Freire MD MPH D-ABSM FACP FCCM FAASM
11:25 am – 12:05 pm
Amado X Freire MD MPH D-ABSM FACP FCCM FAASM, Memphis TN

This presentation will review cardiovascular disease states that relate to the cause and effect of obstructive sleep apnea. The presenter will define the relationship of atrial fibrillation, ischemic events, and hypertension to obstructive sleep apnea. Following this lecture, attendees will be able to evaluate patient populations with obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease and suggest best treatment options.

Chronic Critical Illness Syndrome and the Long-Term Acute Care RT

Ralph Orange AS RRT
Ralph Orange AS RRT
11:25 am – 12:05 pm
Ralph Orange AS RRT, Wilmington DE

The chronic critical illness syndrome (CCIS) is an emerging and complicated entity in the long-term care setting. The pathophysiologic concept of allostatic burden will be presented along with a review of the CCIS literature, with special emphasis on the role of the RT in caring for the complex patients.

Asthma Masquerader: Is It Asthma or Vocal Cord Dysfunction?

Paul F Nuccio MS RRT FAARC
Paul F Nuccio MS RRT FAARC
11:25 am – 12:05 pm
Paul F Nuccio MS RRT FAARC, Boston MA

Many signs and symptoms mimic the disease of asthma in the pediatric population, especially under the auspices of wheezing. Vocal Cord Dysfunction is one of these asthma masqueraders. This lecture will describe the role of the respiratory therapist and the importance of pulmonary function testing in disease separation.

OPEN FORUM #7 and #8

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.

Policy and Procedure Formats That Improve Care and Empower RTs

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Jon Carlson RRT-NPS
Jon Carlson RRT-NPS
Jon Carlson RRT-NPS, Buffalo NY

RTs in most departments present with a range of skills and experience levels. The physicians and mid-level practitioners whom the RTs interact with often possess various levels of expertise as well. Attend this lecture to hear how policy and procedure formatting and other bedside tools can be used to develop practice improvement strategies. The presenter will clearly explain how data-driven outcomes establish a level playing field and common understanding with other members of the healthcare team.

Neonatal Ventilation

Sherry Courtney MD
Sherry Courtney MD
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Sherry Courtney MD, Stony Brook NY

The field of neonatal mechanical ventilation, both invasive and noninvasive, has advanced as much as any other aspect of respiratory care over the past decade. This leading neonatologist will describe the current state of neonatal ventilation with an emphasis on the available medical literature. Speculations for the future of this important aspect of respiratory care will be offered.

Reducing Perioperative Morbidity for the OSA Patient: Developing an Effective Management Program

Brian W Carlin MD FAARC
Brian W Carlin MD FAARC
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Brian W Carlin MD FAARC, Pittsburgh PA

This session will review the evidence regarding the implications of anesthesia/surgery for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (both diagnosed and undiagnosed). The presenter will review one hospital’s strategy for management of such patients and will include the successes, pitfalls, and challenges of that program.

Severe Exercise-Induced Hypoxemia – What’s a Rehab Clinician to Do?

1:00 pm – 2:05 pm
Chris Garvey FNP MSN MPA AE-C FAACVPR
Chris Garvey FNP MSN MPA AE-C FAACVPR
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Assessment, Exercise, Safety and Adjuncts to Care

Chris Garvey FNP MSN MPA AE-C FAACVPR, Daly City CA

Nearly 20% of patients receiving pulmonary rehabilitation demonstrate severe exercise-induced hypoxemia (SpO2 < 88% despite oxygen = 6 LPM). No current guidelines are available for assessment and management of this common clinical finding. The speaker will review assessment, management and monitoring considerations in the rehabilitation setting and describe safety components that should be inherent in all programs.

Mary Hart MS RRT AE-C FAARC
Mary Hart MS RRT AE-C FAARC
1:35 pm – 2:05 pm

Current Practices in Severe Exercise-Induced Hypoxemia and Devices Used for Management

Mary Hart MS RRT AE-C FAARC, San Antonio TX

Results of a national survey of pulmonary rehabilitation centers will be revealed to describe current practices in patients with severe exercise-induced hypoxemia. The speaker will address devices and strategies used for management during exercise in this clinical disorder. How does your program stack up against those who participated in the survey? Attend this lecture to find out!

Disaster Response: How Can RTs Get Involved?

1:00 pm – 2:25 pm
CDR Lewis Rubinson MD PhD (USPHS)
CDR Lewis Rubinson MD PhD (USPHS)
1:00 pm – 1:40 pm

Respiratory Therapists and Mass Casualty Care: Getting Involved

CDR Lewis Rubinson MD PhD (USPHS), Senior Medical Advisor, Emergency Care Coordination Center, HHS/ASPR/OPEO, Washington DC

Following a mass casualty event, how many times have you sensed that desire to get involved and be able to serve your fellow man? This presentation will review the needs of HHS regarding mass casualty respiratory failure and explain new ways for the RT to get involved. Dr. Rubinson will also highlight expected responsibilities of respiratory therapists serving in these roles?

1:45 pm – 2:25 pm

Critical Care in Disaster Response

CDR Lewis Rubinson MD PhD (USPHS), Senior Medical Advisor, Emergency Care Coordination Center, HHS/ASPR/OPEO

This presentation will cover the role RTs will play in a new critical care team being formed by the NDMS. This presentation will highlight the need for highly skilled RTs and their experience in critical care, as well as the NDMS job descriptions and application process. The NDMS is actively recruiting dozens of RTs to fill slots on these new critical care teams. Attend this presentation if you think you may be interested in volunteering your time.

Advances in LTOT Technology

1:00 pm – 2:40 pm
Stefano Nava MD
Stefano Nava MD
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Closed-loop LTOT: A New Era or a Passing Fad?

Stefano Nava MD, Bologna Italy

The presenter will describe the process of integrating pulse oximetry into LTOT dosing to provide automated titration. A review of published data will be presented and discussed.

Robert W McCoy RRT FAARC
Robert W McCoy RRT FAARC
1:35 pm – 2:05 pm

Oxygen Conserving Delivery Devices: What Have We Learned?

Robert W McCoy RRT FAARC, Apple Valley MN

Oxygen conserving technology has become an integral part of most new ambulatory LTOT devices. This presentation will describe issues with such technology that may contribute to unintended consequences and periods of desaturation. How can the home care RT mitigate such undesirable outcomes? You won’t want to miss this presentation.

Louis M Kaufman RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC
Louis M Kaufman RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC
2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

Keeping It Simple: Challenges in Teaching Newer LTOT Technology to Patients

Louis M Kaufman RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC, Germantown MD

For optimum effectiveness, LTOT users must demonstrate the correct way to use their equipment. This presentation will list the challenges in teaching LTOT users newer technology and strategies for more effective communication.

Pulmonary Diagnostics: Method to Assess Respiratory Resistance

1:00 pm – 3:10 pm
Gregg Ruppel MEd RRT RPFT FAARC
Gregg Ruppel MEd RRT RPFT FAARC
1:00 pm – 1:40 pm

Airway Resistance Measurements Using Body Plethysmography – Gold Standard or Old Standard

Gregg Ruppel MEd RRT RPFT FAARC, St Louis MO

Body plethysmography derived resistance parameters are relatively easy to perform and understand. Like spirometry curves, resistance curves have unique characteristics in obstructive and restrictive lung disease. When does the measurement of resistance add the greatest value in the clinical assessment? You’ll have to attend this presentation to find out!

Matthew J O'Brien MS RRT RPFT
Matthew J O'Brien MS RRT RPFT
1:45 pm – 2:25 pm

Understanding the Basics of Impulse Oscillometry (IOS)

Matthew J O'Brien MS RRT RPFT, Madison WI

Impulse oscillometry has been around the PFT lab for many years. How can this tool assess respiratory resistance? Attend this presentation and develop a better understanding of the parameters associated with this measurement and how this tool can be best used in the clinical assessment of patients.

David Kaminsky MD
David Kaminsky MD
2:30 pm – 3:10 pm

Resistance Occlusion (ROCC): How Does this Method Compare to Other Techniques?

David Kaminsky MD, Burlington VT

While a slightly lesser known entity than its diagnostic brotherhood, Resistance by Occlusion is an alternative method that can be used to assess airway resistance. How do the parameters compare to body plethysmography and impulse oscillometry methods? The presenter will answer these and other questions about this emerging technology.

AARC’s 28th New Horizons in Respiratory Care Symposium: the Scientific Basis for Respiratory Care

1:00 pm – 4:25 pm
Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC
Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Science and Evidence: Separating Fact from Fiction

Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC, Boston MA

An overview of evidence-based medicine as it applies to respiratory care.

Jamie Stoller MD FAARC
Jamie Stoller MD FAARC
1:35 pm – 2:05 pm

The Scientific Basis for Protocol-Directed Respiratory Care

Jamie Stoller MD FAARC, Cleveland OH

A discussion of the evidence related to protocol-directed respiratory care.

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

The Scientific Basis for Airway Clearance Techniques

Teresa A Volsko MHHS RRT FAARC, Youngstown OH

A discussion of the evidence related to airway clearance techniques.

Timothy R Myers MBA RRT-NPS
Timothy R Myers MBA RRT-NPS
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

The Science Guiding Selection of an Aerosol Delivery Device

Timothy R Myers MBA RRT-NPS, Irving TX

A discussion of the evidence related to selection of an aerosol delivery device.

Richard D Branson MSc RRT FAARC
Richard D Branson MSc RRT FAARC
3:20 pm – 3:50 pm

The Scientific Basis for Post-Operative Respiratory Care

Richard D Branson MSc RRT FAARC, Cincinnati OH

A discussion of the evidence related to prevention and treatment of post-operative respiratory complications.

Chris Blakeman MSc RRT
Chris Blakeman MSc RRT
3:55 pm – 4:25 pm

The Scientific Basis for Oxygen Therapy in the Hospitalized Patient

Chris Blakeman MSc RRT, Cincinnati OH

A discussion of the evidence related to oxygen administration for hospitalized patients.

Management Boot Camp: Part II

2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Jan Thalman MS RRT FAARC
Jan Thalman MS RRT FAARC
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Developing Relationships with Physicians – The RT Perspective

Jan Thalman MS RRT FAARC, Durham NC

The presenter will provide both her experience as well as what she has learned from management colleagues across the country as to how RT managers and RT staff can and must develop mutually beneficial relationships with medical directors and other physicians.

Neil MacIntyre MD FAARC
Neil MacIntyre MD FAARC
2:35 pm – 3:05 pm

Developing Relationships with Respiratory Therapists – The Medical Director Perspective

Neil R MacIntyre MD FAARC, Durham NC

The presenter will provide his experiences through a long and successful career as a pulmonologist and medical director with regards to what respiratory therapists need to understand and do to create mutually beneficial relationships with their RT medical director and other physicians.

Bill Dubbs MBA MEd RRT FAARC
Bill Dubbs MBA MEd RRT FAARC
3:10 pm – 3:40 pm

Productivity and Benchmarking

Bill Dubbs MBA MEd RRT FAARC, Irving TX

The presenter will provide an overview of the value of accurately measuring productivity and how benchmarking is utilized by healthcare organizations and executives. You do not have to be a subscriber to the AARC’s Benchmarking Program to find value in this presentation.

Scott Reistad RRT CPFT FAARC
Scott Reistad RRT CPFT FAARC
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Growing Your Leadership Skills

Scott Reistad RRT CPFT FAARC, Colorado Springs CO

This session will be of value to both those new to leadership as well as those desiring to fine-tune their leadership skills. The presenter will not only provide insight on how to increase your leadership skills, but also to provide one with a framework in which to do so. This copy-and-paste model for leadership development is guaranteed to work for anyone looking to improve their leadership skills.

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: The Real Story

2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Kathleen M Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC
Kathleen M Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Diagnosing BPD in 2012: Anything New?

Kathleen M Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC, Cleveland OH

This presentation will review the physiologic definition of BPD and how it applies today. Has anything really changed in the diagnosis of BPD over the past decade? Has advancement in monitoring techniques provided caregivers improved early warning signs for BPD? Team strategies to better identify BPD will be discussed along with approaches to prevention.

Jonathan Fanaroff MD
Jonathan Fanaroff MD
2:35 pm – 3:05 pm

Have New Noninvasive Modalities Reduced the Incidence of BPD?

Jonathan Fanaroff MD, Cleveland OH

Have new noninvasive modalities truly reduced the incidence of chronic lung disease in infancy? Which of the available modalities are most likely to prevent BPD? What new noninvasive strategies are on the horizon? These questions and many more will be unveiled in this presentation.

3:10 pm – 3:40 pm

Long-term Outcomes: The Real Story

Jonathan Fanaroff MD

This presentation will discuss the long-term outcomes of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. What is the role of primary care providers in enhancing long-term outcomes for infants with chronic lung disease? Neurologic, respiratory, and education outcomes through early childhood will be reviewed. The presentation will discuss the various milestones in the resolution of chronic lung disease of infancy.

Kathleen M Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC
Kathleen M Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Crossing into the Pediatric World: Treating BPD from a Pediatric Perspective

Kathleen M Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC

What happens to infants with BPD when they enter childhood? Are these children at increased risk for asthma, viral illness, or hospitalization? What are the most common reasons for readmission? What about neurodevelopment? How should parents be counseled about what to expect? Do most of these former BPD children have long-term sequelae? These clinically relevant issues will be discussed.

Sleep in Women and Their Children

2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Suzanne Bollig RRT RPSGT REEGT FAARC
Suzanne Bollig RRT RPSGT REEGT FAARC
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Sleep in Women: What Is Normal?

Suzanne Bollig RRT RPSGT REEGT FAARC, Hays KS

The speaker will describe normal sleep in women and include the impact of normal female function over a lifetime. This section will address the impact on sleep of the normal menstrual cycle, from menarche to menopause. The speaker will also address the impact of working mothers and their child-rearing responsibilities on sleep. Finally, the impact of aging will be addressed.

Paul Selecky MD FACP FCCP FAASM FAARC
Paul Selecky MD FACP FCCP FAASM FAARC
2:35 pm – 3:05 pm

Sleep Disorders in Women

Paul Selecky MD FACP FCCP FAASM FAARC, Newport Beach CA

The speaker will address the sleep disorders that can occur in women and some that are unique to women such as during pregnancy and childbirth. Sleep apnea in women will be addressed in contrast to men, as well as the impact of untreated sleep apnea on the outcome of pregnancy and childbirth. Other sleep disorders will be addressed, including movement disorders during sleep and chronic insomnia.

3:10 pm – 3:40 pm

Sleep Disorders in Children

Suzanne Bollig RRT RPSGT REEGT FAARC

Completing the mother-child bond, this topic will focus on normal sleep as children grow and mature as well as the ongoing problem of insufficient sleep in children and teens. The speaker will also address the changes in circadian rhythm with the onset of adolescence as well as parasomnias.

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Chronic Sleep Deprivation: All in the Family

Paul Selecky MD FACP FCCP FAASM FAARC

Chronic sleep deprivation is a growing problem in the US and manifests itself early in life, extending throughout the life cycle. The speaker will describe the impact of both acute and chronic sleep deprivation on daily function as well as the impact on health including heart disease, obesity, and the immune response to infection. The impact on work/school performance will also be addressed.

Building a Better Foundation for Care and Advocacy

2:10 pm – 4:25 pm
David Mannino MD
David Mannino MD
2:10 pm – 2:40 pm

Is Overlapping Asthma and COPD an Orphan Disease?

David Mannino MD, Lexington KY

The presenter will conduct an in-depth discussion of what forms an “orphan disease.” Does the overlapping diagnosis of asthma and COPD fall into that category? If so, are the 4-5 million people who fall into this category eligible to participate in asthma or COPD trials? The answers to these and other questions will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on the irreversible components of bronchiectasis and refractory asthma.

James Crapo MD
James Crapo MD
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Advances in COPD Research

James Crapo MD, Denver CO

Presenter will provide a status report of the COPDGene study and challenge attendees to think beyond spirometry as the standard for COPD diagnosis. Are there other diagnostic tools we should consider? Do they provide the accuracy of spirometry? These and other questions will be answered in this session.

Byron Thomashow MD
Byron Thomashow MD
3:20 pm – 3:50 pm

Seize the Opportunity: Teachable Moments for the COPD Patient During Hospitalization

Byron Thomashow MD, New York City NY

This presentation will examine the role of healthcare providers at the bedside during hospitalization from a COPD exacerbation. The speaker will describe the minimum elements that must be addressed for a successful transition to the home. Is it realistic to begin patient education at the onset of a hospitalization… during an exacerbation, or is there a more appropriate time to begin this intervention? Should RTs wait until discharge? You’ll have to attend this presentation to find out!

John Walsh
John Walsh
3:55 pm – 4:25 pm

Getting Active in Advocacy and Research

John Walsh, Miami FL

John Walsh, president of the COPD Foundation, will describe the role of the COPD Foundation in promoting awareness of COPD. He will also detail efforts currently being undertaken to increase funding for critically needed research. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear directly from this COPD Foundation spokesman.

Critical Care Air Transport Experience

2:30 pm – 3:55 pm
Sean V Seay MSPH
Sean V Seay MSPH
2:30 pm – 3:10 pm

Critical Care Transport Experience – Part I

Sean V Seay MSPH, Wright-Patterson AFB

This lecture will provide the respiratory therapist with a unique “behind-the-scenes” look at the history and background surrounding the USAF CCATT and NDMS. Attendees will also learn about differences in critical care transports that take place between military and peacetime contingencies.

3:15 pm – 3:55 pm

Critical Care Air Transport Experiences – Part II

Sean V Seay MSPH

This interactive presentation will provide a realistic CCAT experience through participation of in-flight simulation. The presentation will engage the audience from packaging the patient, to loading the plane, to simulated clinical patient care in the CCAT flight environment. A fascinating opportunity for those interested in learning more about medical transport and the military.

Competency Development for Mass Casualty Ventilators

2:45 pm – 4:25 pm
Kathy Moss MEd RRT
Kathy Moss MEd RRT
2:45 pm – 3:05 pm

Is Your Department Ready? Challenges in the Face of Mass Casualty Ventilator Deployment

Kathy Moss MEd RRT, Columbia MO

This presentation will provide an overview of the specific challenges faced by respiratory therapists in response to mass casualty events. The presentation will allow participants to recognize the challenges associated with the need for mechanical ventilation in the context of mass casualty events and identify methods of preparing respiratory care departments and practitioners for effective deployment of mechanical ventilation.

3:10 pm – 3:40 pm

Moving Past the Barriers: Developing Competencies for Mass Casualty Ventilators

Kathy Moss MEd RRT

This presentation will facilitate exploration of theories and published evidence that underline and influence the implementation of effective preparation activities for mass casualty events. The speaker will describe theoretical perspectives and barriers to ventilator mass casualty competency development, and state realistic expectations for retention of mass casualty preparation.

Ronda Bradley MS RRT
Ronda Bradley MS RRT
3:45 pm – 4:25 pm

Making It Happen: Training Strategies for Ensuring Competency

Ronda Bradley MS RRT, St Louis MO

This presentation is designed to equip stakeholders for disaster preparedness. What are the tools needed to ensure clinician preparedness for the development of stockpile ventilators? How does one gain access to these tools and design training strategies to meet the needs of the masses? The presenter will answer all of these questions, but most importantly will share how to implement, deploy and evaluate the effectiveness of training.

OPEN FORUM #9 and #10

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.

New Adventures in Diagnostics

3:30 pm – 4:10 pm
Timothy Myers MBA RRT-NPS
Timothy Myers MBA RRT-NPS

Lung Clearance Index: Mathematical Manipulation or Clinical Utility?

Timothy Myers MBA RRT-NPS, Irving TX

Early identification of airway dysfunction is imperative. Prevention and methods of monitoring airway disease are important as well. What clinical utilities are available for respiratory therapists? LCI is a measure of lung physiology derived from multiple breath washout tests. Is it effective in showing benefit to diseases of airflow obstruction? This lecture will answer these questions and will describe the usefulness of this measurement in the diagnostic arena.

Continuing Care/Rehab Section Membership Meeting

4:00 pm – 4:30 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.

Why Won’t They Just Do What They’re Supposed To? Factors That Contribute to Patient Non-Compliance

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Bill Galvin MSEd RRT CPFT AE-C FAARC
Bill Galvin MSEd RRT CPFT AE-C FAARC
Bill Galvin MSEd RRT CPFT AE-C FAARC, Gwynedd Valley PA

This presentation will address the issue of patient adherence to the established plan of care and explain the difference between adherence and compliance. More importantly, it will provide an overview of factors that contribute to non-compliance and specifically address disease-oriented, treatment-oriented, and patient/provider-oriented variables. Following this presentation, RTs should be able to position themselves for a more critical role in patient education and discharge planning.

Management Section Membership Meeting

4:30 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.

Sleep Section Membership Meeting

4:30 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.

Home Care Section Membership Meeting

4:30 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.

Diagnostic Section Membership Meeting

4:30 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.

Neonatal-Pediatrics Section Membership Meeting

4:30 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.

Adult Acute Care Section Membership Meeting

4:30 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.

Surface to Air Transport Section Membership Meeting

4:35 pm – 5:05 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.