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Webcasts are online educational events that take place right on your computer. AARC members can attend a live event and earn free CRCE© credit or watch a past program and take a quick test for credit. More information is available under the Get Help tab below.

Recordings of past programs are available to everyone free of charge. To receive CRCE credit after viewing a webcast, you will need to register and pay for the accompanying test ($7.50 for members, $15 for non-members). Details are available after selecting a webcast below.

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Past Programs

Broadcast Date Program Description Sponsor
April 8, 2014 Transitioning from Student to Professional
Presented by Gary Wickman, RRT, FAARC
March 21, 2014 Respiratory Care JournalCast™: Scintigraphic Assessment of Radioaerosol Pulmonary Deposition through Acapella Device
Presented by Brian Walsh, MBA, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, RPFT, FAARC
March 6, 2014 Patient Safety and the Hazards of Suctioning
Presented by Bill Lamb, BS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC
February 21, 2014 Respiratory Care JournalCast™: High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation versus Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation plus Pressure Support in Preterm Infants with Severe Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Presented by Jeanette Asselin, MS, RRT
February 6, 2014 Respiratory Therapists of the Future
Presented by Robert Shaw Jr, PhD, RRT, FAARC and Thomas Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC
January 29, 2014 Preventing Respiratory Depression from Opioids
Presented by Lori Conklin, MD and Debbie Fox, MBA, RRT-NPS, FAARC
January 10, 2014 Respiratory Care JournalCast™: Pulmonary Function Test Quality in the Elderly: A Comparison with Younger Adults
Presented by Gregg Ruppel, MEd, RRT, RPFT, FAARC
December 20, 2013 Respiratory Care JournalCast™: Role of a Respiratory Therapist in Improving Adherence with Positive Airway Pressure Treatment in a Pediatric Sleep Apnea Clinic
Presented by Teresa Volsko, MHHS, RRT, FAARC
December 5, 2013 Transitioning from Student to Professional
Presented by Gary Wickman, RRT, FAARC
December 3, 2013 Chronic Disease Management
Presented by Tom Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC
October 29, 2013 Nutrition Assessment and Treatment of the Critically Ill Patient
Presented by Jami Baltz, RD, CNSC and
Mark Siobal BS, RRT, FAARC
October 18, 2013 Respiratory Care JournalCast™: The Impact of Hospital-Wide Use of a Tapered Cuff Endotracheal Tube on VAP Incidence
Presented by Steven Holets, BS, RRT
September 26, 2013 Myths, Legends, Folklore and Silly Laws about Respiratory Care
Presented by Steven Sittig RRT-NPS, C-NPT, FAARC
September 20, 2013 Respiratory Care JournalCast™: Individualized Positive End-expiratory Pressure Setting in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Presented by Brian Walsh, MBA, RRT-NPS, FAARC
September 11, 2013 Preparing the Technology Dependent Person for Home
Presented by Ronda Bradley MS, RRT, FAARC
August 29, 2013 COPD Best Practices
Presented by Becky Anderson, RRT, Karen Schell, DHSc, RRT-NPS, RPFT, RPGST, AE-C, CTTS, Karen Sicard, RRT, Michelle Young, RRT, Greg Spratt, RRT, CPFT
August 21, 2013 Exposure Control Practices Associated with Administration of Aerosolized Medications: Results of the NIOSH Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers
Presented by Jim Boiano, MS, CIH
August 16, 2013 Respiratory Care JournalCast™: Comparison of Two Lung Recruitment Strategies in Children with Acute Lung Injury
Presented by Kathleen Deakins, MSHA RRT-NPS, FAARC
August 8, 2013 Esophageal Pressure Monitoring to Guide Ventilator Management
Presented by Carl Hinkson MS, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, FAARC
July 24, 2013 Surviving Pulmonary Rehabilitation Medicare Audits: The Essentials of Documentation and Coding
Presented by Gerilynn Connors, BS, RRT, MAACVPR, FAARC
June 25, 2013 Terminal Ventilator Weaning
Presented by Lorraine Bertuola, BA, RRT
June 12, 2013 Quality in Pulmonary Function Testing
Presented by Steve Nelson, MS, RRT, FAARC
May 30, 2013 May 2013 CMS Data Release
Presented by Richard M. Ford BS, RRT, FAARC
May 28, 2013 Non-Invasive Ventilation for the Pediatric Patient
Presented by Dana Evans, MHA, RRT-NPS, AE-C
May 17, 2013 Respiratory Care JournalCast™: Effect of ventilatory variability on the occurrence of central apneas
Presented by Paul Nuccio, MS, RRT, FAARC
May 7, 2013 Transitioning from Student to Professional
Presented by Frank Salvatore, MBA, RRT, FAARC
May 2, 2013 Transitioning from Student to Professional
Presented by Gary Wickman, RRT, FAARC
April 19, 2013 Respiratory Care JournalCast™: Contemporary Ventilator Management in Patients with and at risk of ALI/ARDS
Presented by Carl Hinkson, MS, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, FAARC
April 10, 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines: Tools for the Respiratory Therapist
Presented by Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC
March 26, 2013 Critical Times Call for Critical Thinking, The Role of the RT
Presented by Richard M Ford BS RRT FAARC
March 15, 2013 Respiratory Care JournalCast™: Evaluation of recruited lung volume at plateau inspiratory pressure with Positive End-Expiratory Pressure using bedside digital chest X-ray in Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome patients
Presented by Keith Lamb, RRT-ACCS
February 28, 2013 Pulmonary Function Testing: RESPIRATORY CARE Journal Conference Highlights
Presented by Gregg Ruppel MEd, RRT, RPFT, FAARC
February 12, 2013 The Sixth Vital Sign: Tobacco History—Assessment and Action
Presented by Jonathan B. Waugh PhD, RRT, RPFT, CTTS, FAARC
January 29, 2013 Interdisciplinary Communication: Strategies to Improve Patient Safety
Presented by Cheryl Hoerr BS, MBA/HCM, RRT, CPFT, FAARC
January 9, 2013 The Transformation of Respiratory Care: A Defining Moment for the Profession
Presented by Patrick J Dunne MEd, RRT, FAARC
December 12, 2012 How Quality Care Impacts Payment
Presented by Anne Marie Hummel
October 24, 2012 The Art of Teaching at the Bedside
Presented by Susan Johnson, MEd, RRT
September 27, 2012 Advances in Transport Mechanical Ventilation
Presented by Joe Hylton, BSRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC
August 28, 2012 Hospital to Home—Efforts at Reducing Hospital Readmissions
Presented by Greg Spratt, BS, CRT, RRT, CPFT, Kimberly S. Wiles, BSRT, RRT, CPFT, and Becky K. Anderson, RRT
August 14, 2012 The Future of the Respiratory Therapist in Homecare (Competitive Bidding, Reimbursement)
Presented by Joe Lewarski, AS, BS, RRT, FAARC
August 1, 2012 New Value-Added Roles for RTs in Long Term Acute Care Hospitals
Presented by Garry Kauffman MPA, FACHE, RRT, FAARC
July 11, 2012 Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing: Performing a Quality VO2 Max Assessment
Presented by Carl Mottram, BA, RRT, FAARC
June 20, 2012 Ventilator Graphics Made Easy
Presented by Felix Khusid, BS, RRT-NPS, RPFT, FAARC
June 6, 2012 The Role of Checklists in Reducing Critical Care Readmissions
Presented by Charles Durbin, MD FAARC
May 23, 2012 Home Sleep Apnea Testing
Presented by Suzanne Bollig, BHS, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, R. EEG T., FAARC
May 2, 2012 Pulse Oximetry: Advances in Technology
Presented by Tim Myers, MBA, RRT-NPS
April 09, 2012 Projected Healthcare Employment: What is in the Future for Respiratory Therapists
Presented by Stephen N. Collier, Ph.D
March 28, 2012 Strategies for Addressing The New Pulmonary Rehabilitation Reimbursement Reductions
Presented by Gerilynn Connors, BS RRT FAARC and Debbie Koehl MS, RRT-NPS, AE-C
March 15, 2012 Checklists for Safer Intra-hospital Transport of Oxygenated Patients
Presented by Patrick J. Dunne, MEd, RRT, FAARC
February 22, 2012 Pediatric Non Invasive Ventilation
Presented by Tom Cahill BHS, RCP, RRT-NPS
February 8, 2012 Reducing Hospital Readmissions: Evidence and Conjecture
Presented by Cheryl Hoerr BS, MBA/HCM, RRT, CPFT, FAARC
January 18, 2012 Advanced Modes of Mechanical Ventilation
Presented by Rich Branson MSc, RRT, FAARC
December 7, 2011 Helping COPD Patients Achieve a Better Quality of Life by Improving Medication Adherence
Presented by Timothy R. Myers, BS RRT-NPS
November 30, 2011 Understanding Sleep Apnea
Presented by Antonio Stigall MBA RRT RPSGT
November 16, 2011 Blood Gas Case Studies: What Else Do You Need to Know?
Presented by Bill Malley MS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC
September 14, 2011 Dealing with Difficult People
Presented by Scott Reistad RRT CPFT FAARC
September 7, 2011 Defending Your Respiratory Therapy License
Presented by Antony L DeWitt JD RRT FAARC
August 17, 2011 PFT: Back to Basics
Presented by Gregg L Ruppel MEd RRT RPFT FAARC
August 10, 2011 Respiratory Care of the Morbidly Obese Patient
Presented by John D Davies MA RRT FAARC
June 15, 2011 Setting the Ventilator for Maximum Patient Comfort
Presented by Richard H Kallet MS RRT FAARC
May 19, 2011 Capnography Monitoring for Non-Intubated Patients: Does it Improve Safety?
Presented by Jonathan Waugh, PhD, RRT,RPFT, FAARC
April 6, 2011 Disruptive Behavior–A Threat to Patient Safety
Presented by David Gourley, MHA, RRT, FAARC
March 30, 2011 Traveling with Oxygen
Presented by Joseph S Lewarski RRT FAARC
March 16, 2011 Pediatric Airway Clearance and Maintenance—What Does the Future Hold?
Presented by Brian Walsh, MBA, RRT-NPS, FAARC
February 9, 2011 Developing a Successful Asthma Disease Management Program
Presented by Mike Shoemaker, RRT-NPS, AE-C
November 3, 2010 BiLevel Ventilation Theory and Application
Presented by Robert L. Chatburn, RRT-NPS, FAARC
October 27, 2010 Blood Gases: When Do We Really Need Them?
Presented by Bill Malley MS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC
October 6, 2010 Unique Challenges of Pediatric Diagnostic Testing and Treatment
Presented by Kathy Deakins BS, RRT NPS
Septebmer 1, 2010 Inpatient OSA Screening
Presented by Sheri Tooley Peters, RRT-NPS,
August 18, 2010 Improving Control of Asthma Symptoms
Presented by Robert C. Cohn, MD, MBA, FAAP, FCCP, FAARC
February 3, 2010 Conventional Mechanical Ventilation of the Neonate: Is Pressure or Volume a Better Target?
Presented by Steven M. Donn, M.D.
January 20, 2010 Infection Control in Respiratory Care: Minimizing the Risk of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI)
Presented by Cheryl Hoerr, BS, MBA/HCM, RRT, CPFT, FAARC
June 24, 2009 Implementing an Asthma Disease Management Program
Presented by Tim Op’t Holt, EdD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC
February 25, 2009 Infants and Children with Bronchiolitis: Effective and Efficient Care
Presented by John Salyer, RRT-NPS, BS, MBA, FAARC
August 6, 2008 Ethical Decisions Encountered in Respiratory Therapy
Presented by Linda Van Scoder, EdD, RRT
July 23, 2008 Theories of Ethical Decision Making in Respiratory Therapy
Presented by John Hughes, RRT, MEd, AE-C
March 26, 2008 Basic Ventilatory Management of ARDS
Presented by Bob Kacmarek PhD, RRT, FAARC
January 8, 2008 Secretion Management in the Mechanically Ventilated Patient
Presented by Rich Branson MSc, RRT, FAARC

In response to a request from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control the AARC provides the following two archived webcasts to all respiratory therapists (regardless of AARC membership status) who must be prepared to use these Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) ventilators that will be deployed in emergency situations. Please note there is no charge for viewing these webcasts but CRCE is not available.

Broadcast Date Program Description Sponsor
September 22, 2009 The Strategic National Stockpile—The LTV-1200 Ventilator
Presented by Richard Branson, MSc RRT FAARC FCCM, Angela King, RRT-NPS, RPFT, and Eileen Malatino RN, MS
November 1, 2006 The Strategic National Stockpile—What Respiratory Therapists Need to Know
Presented by Rich Branson MSc RRT, FAARC, and Eileen Malatino, BSN