Picture of the productAll Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2016- Set of 8 Topics
This educational 8 DVD annual series offers an in-depth exploration of recent scientific advancements in respiratory care and the evidence-based practices that improve delivery of care and reduce readmissions. Each DVD is presented by the leaders in respiratory care, in a one-hour lecture format. DVDs offer flexibility for group or individual viewings. Each title comes with course materials, proctor guide, CRCE log and completion certificates. **Each program is approved for one hour of CRCE credit per staff participant who successfully completes the test. Individual topics are: Infection Prevention: Translating Science into Practice (CT20161); Preventing Post-Procedural Respiratory Depression (CT20162); Controversies in Mechanical Ventilation: Low Tidal Volume Strategies (CT20163); Palliative Care: Addressing Symptom Management in Pulmonary Patients (CT20164); Impact of Comorbid Conditions on Obstructive Sleep Apnea (CT20165); E-Cigarettes: The Science Behind the Smoke and Mirrors (CT20166); Monitors: Improving Safety or Increasing Risk? (CT20167); and Disease Management and the Respiratory Therapist (CT20168). Item #CT2016S

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Picture of the productCurrent Topics #1 Infection Prevention
"Infection Prevention: Translating Science into Practice" Lecturer: Cheryl Hoerr, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC. Respiratory therapists are integral to ensuring infection control in the healthcare environment. However, there are many risk factors and regulatory standards that impact the respiratory therapists' ability to be effective. This presentation will discuss these risk factors and regulatory standards as well as isolation levels and provide the respiratory therapist with a practical plan to prevent infections. **This program is approved for one hour of CRCE credit per staff participant who successfully completes the test. This is a single DVD from the Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2016 series. DVD comes with course materials, proctor guide, CRCE log and completion certificates. Item #CT20161

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Picture of the productCurrent Topics #2 Preventing Post-Procedural Resp Depression
"Preventing Post-Procedural Respiratory Depression" Lecturer: Lori Conklin, MD. Patients undergoing sedation for procedures may be at a higher risk level than anticipated. This presentation will discuss the effects of procedural sedation on the patient's cardiorespiratory system as well as common procedural sedation techniques, complications of procedural sedations, and practice guidelines for monitoring. The presenter will also discuss the role of the respiratory therapist in procedural sedation and how the respiratory therapist can improve patient outcomes. **This program is approved for one hour of CRCE credit per staff participant who successfully completes the test. This is a single DVD from the Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2016 series. DVD comes with course materials, proctor guide, CRCE log and completion certificates. SPONSORED IN PART BY AN UNRESTRICTED EDUCATIONAL GRANT FROM MEDTRONIC. Item #CT20162

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Picture of the productCurrent Topics #3 Controversies in Mechanical Ventilation
"Controversies in Mechanical Ventilation: Low Tidal Volume Strategies" Lecturer: J. Brady Scott, MSc, RRT-ACCS, FAARC. Recommendations in set tidal volume for patients requiring mechanical ventilation has changed dramatically over the years. It has been theorized that a low tidal volume strategy is the best option for all patients receiving mechanical ventilation, not just those with specific lung pathologies. This presentation will discuss the evidence for and against as well as the implementation of low tidal volume strategies for mechanically ventilated patients. **This program is approved for one hour of CRCE credit per staff participant who successfully completes the test. This is a single DVD from the Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2016 series. DVD comes with course materials, proctor guide, CRCE log and completion certificates. SPONSORED IN PART BY AN UNRESTRICTED EDUCATIONAL GRANT FROM DRAEGAR MEDICAL INC. Item #CT20163

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Picture of the productCurrent Topics #4 Palliative Care: Addressing Symptom Mgmt
"Palliative Care: Addressing Symptom Management in Pulmonary Patients" Lecturer: Helen Sorenson and Paul Selecky, MD. Palliative care is an important component of providing patient-centric care. Though respiratory therapists are vital to the complete care delivery process, they may not be comfortable with the conversation. This presentation will identify the role of palliative care in patients with chronic pulmonary illnesses across the age spectrum and provide insight into the challenges in and barriers to providing palliative care. The role of the respiratory therapist in palliative care is discussed as well. **This program is approved for one hour of CRCE credit per staff participant who successfully completes the test. This is a single DVD from the Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2016 series. DVD comes with course materials, proctor guide, CRCE log and completion certificates. Item #CT20164

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Picture of the productCurrent Topics #5 Impact of Comorbid Cond on Obst Sleep Ap
"Impact of Comorbid Conditions on Obstructive Sleep Apnea" Lecturer: Karen Schell DHSc, RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS, RPFT, RPSGT, AE-C, CTTS. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a primary disease condition that may require significant medical intervention. However, when one or more co-morbid conditions exist, the treatment options may be limited. This presentation will discuss OSA in relation to risk factors, diagnostic procedures, and treatment options with various co-morbid conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and stroke. **This program is approved for one hour of CRCE credit per staff participant who successfully completes the test. This is a single DVD from the Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2016 series. DVD comes with course materials, proctor guide, CRCE log and completion certificates. Item #CT20165

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Picture of the productCurrent Topics #6 E-Cigarettes: Science Behind Smoke/Mirrors
"E-Cigarettes: The Science Behind the Smoke and Mirrors" Lecturer: Nathan Cobb, MD. Pharmacotherapies and other support aids have long been proven to enhance the quit rates of most smokers. But there's a new kid on the block alleging its success in tobacco cessation. E-cigarette manufacturers want you to believe that using their product is a safer alternative than the traditional cigarette, but is it really? This presentation will examine e-cigarettes and share the science behind the newest craze in tobacco use. **This program is approved for one hour of CRCE credit per staff participant who successfully completes the test. This is a single DVD from the Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2016 series. DVD comes with course materials, proctor guide, CRCE log and completion certificates. Item #CT20166

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Picture of the productCurrent Topics #7 Monitors: Improving Safety or Incr Risk?
"Monitors: Improving Safety or Increasing Risk?" Lecturer: Charles Durbin Jr., MD, FCCM. Monitoring is a routine and common component of caring for critically ill patients and patients at risk for serious, unpredictable deterioration. This presentation will review the explosion of devices developed to provide monitoring for patients in and outside the ICU. Unintended consequences of this massive deployment of technology has led to problems with false alarms, caregiver distraction, environmental noise pollution, failure to respond to real alarms, and fatigue resulting in worsening patient outcomes. Using pulse oximetry as a prototype monitor and familiar device, the important issues of monitoring in general will be investigated. A paradigm that can be used to evaluate the impact of monitoring in general will be developed. Evaluation of a monitor requires understanding the care decisions and actions driven by its use, not by the presence or absence of the device itself. Confusion with making clinical diagnoses (e.g., "hypoxia") and monitoring (e.g., identifying "falling saturations and intervening") leads to the misunderstandings about the value and use of monitoring. **This program is approved for one hour of CRCE credit per staff participant who successfully completes the test. This is a single DVD from the Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2016 series. DVD comes with course materials, proctor guide, CRCE log and completion certificates. SPONSORED IN PART BY AN UNRESTRICTED EDUCATIONAL GRANT FROM DRAEGAR MEDICAL INC. Item #CT20167

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Picture of the productCurrent Topics #8 Disease Mngmt and the Resp Therapist
"Disease Management and the Respiratory Therapist" Lecturer: Timothy Myers, MBA, RRT-NPS, FAARC. This presentation will identify the key components to a comprehensive disease management program and discuss the necessary skills of an effective disease manager. The presenter will discuss disease management in the context of the current health system and discuss evidence to support the fiscal impact of chronic pulmonary disease and the positive impact of disease self-management. **This program is approved for one hour of CRCE credit per staff participant who successfully completes the test. This is a single DVD from the Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2016 series. DVD comes with course materials, proctor guide, CRCE log and completion certificates. Item #CT20168

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