American Association for Respiratory Care

This educational DVD series shares the latest developments in evidence-based delivery of care and explains the science behind these effective practices to cultivate high-performing respiratory therapists. Delivered from the leaders in respiratory care, this annual series is an invaluable tool for respiratory therapists to remain current on practices that improve quality of patient care and reduce readmissions.

Each topic is presented as a one-hour lecture and the DVDs offer flexibility for group or individual viewings. Purchase of the DVD series (a total of eight DVDs), ensures that one DVD will be delivered each month to your facility beginning in April 2014 through November 2014. Each program is approved for one hour of CRCE® credit after successful completion of the test.

2014 Program Guide

  • Disease Management, the ACA, and the RT

    Discusses chronic pulmonary disease management in context with the Affordable Care Act. Also presents the respiratory therapist’s role in disease management, preventing readmissions, and improving patient outcomes.

    Professor: Patrick Dunne, MEd, RRT, FAARC
    Moderator: Tom Kallstrom, MBA RRT FAARC

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  • Management of the Difficult Airway

    Discusses the various conditions that can pose significant challenges in establishing a patent airway. Identifies compensation strategies for these conditions, and various adjuncts that are useful in establishing an effective airway in emergent situations.

    Professor: William Hurford, MD, FCCM
    Moderator: Douglas Laher, MBA, RRT, FAARC

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  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Not Just for Neonates Anymore

    Discusses the physiologic basis for ECMO, indications for the initiation of ECMO, and considerations for management of the ECMO patient. In addition, the presentation explores the current evidence for and novel applications of ECMO.

    Professor: Ira Cheifetz, MD, FCCM, FAARC
    Moderator: Timothy Myers, MBA, RRT-NPS, FAARC

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  • Pediatric Emergencies

    Explores the conditions that most commonly result in an emergency room visit for the pediatric patient. Presenters also discuss the various disease processes, appropriate therapies, and current evidence in the treatment of pediatric respiratory emergencies.

    Professor: Dana Evans, MHA, RRT-NPS
    Moderator: Shawna Strickland, PhD, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC

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  • Non-Invasive Ventilation

    Provides an evidence-based update on the practice of noninvasive ventilation. Indications, patient selection, complications, and technical aspects of noninvasive ventilation are also discussed.

    Professor: Dean Hess, PhD, RRT, FAARC
    Moderator: Timothy Myers, MBA, RRT-NPS, FAARC

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  • Mechanical Ventilation Waveform Analysis

    Shares how mechanical ventilation waveforms can be useful to the respiratory therapist tailoring the ventilator management of the critically ill patient. Presenters explore the science of ventilator-generated graphics and discuss graphics in context of specific clinical situations as well as the importance of ventilator waveform analysis and appropriate corrective action.

    Professor: Carl Hinkson MS, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
    Moderator: Douglas Laher, MBA, RRT, FAARC

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  • Non-Invasive Monitoring in the ICU

    Monitoring is a vital component of the daily care of patient care in the intensive care unit. This presentation explores the technologic advances in non-invasive monitoring and practical application of non-invasive monitoring to guide appropriate respiratory care of the critically ill patient.

    Professor: Brady Scott, MS, RRT-ACCS
    Moderator: Shawna Strickland, PhD, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC

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  • Guidelines-Based COPD Management

    Evidence-based guidelines are growing in prevalence and provide a wealth of information for the clinical management of patients with chronic lung disease. With this program participants learn about the most recent guidelines for the management of COPD and the practical integration of guidelines into patient care.

    Professor: Byron Thomashow, MD
    Moderator: Thomas Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC

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Professor’s Rounds 2014 Series

Subscribe to the complete series of eight topics and save.

Complete course materials, proctor guide, CRCE logo and certification of completion forms are provided with each topic. Videos are approximately one hour in length.

Member Price $1,420
Nonmember Price $1,605
Member Savings $185

Order the 2013 Series

As each topic is released, individual purchase will become available.

Member Price $265
Nonmember Price $295
Member Savings $30
2010 Series
The 2013 Professor’s Rounds topics are still available for CRCE credit, too. Learn more…