Patient Safety
Collapse 2018 Disruptive Behavior-A Threat to Patient Safety

This presentation will define and review the impact of disruptive behavior occurring within and between disciplines, review relevant standards from The Joint Commission, and discuss Code of Conduct expectations.

Original webcast date: April 6, 2011

Approved for 1.0 CRCE Hour

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • AARC: 1 hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education

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    Collapse 2018 Medication Safety: Why Errors Occur and What RTs Can Do to Reduce the Risks

    The presentation is designed to provide participants with an appreciation of medication errors, impact of medication errors on patients/outcomes, monitoring requirements, and various methods to improve operations with regard to delivery safe and effective care.

    Original webcast date: August 4, 2015

    This AARC webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE

    This webcast is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Dräger Medical, Inc.

     

    Draeger

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AARC: 1 hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education

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    Collapse 2018 Patient Safety and the Hazards of Suctioning

    Improperly set vacuum regulators can expose patients to vacuum pressures up to 15 times higher than recommended pressures for suction procedures. Higher than recommended pressures can cause suction induced injury, including derecruitment and tears to the delicate mucosal tissue in the stomach or trachea, leading to bleeding and potential infection. Research indicates that the prevention of suction-induced lung derecruitment is more clinically relevant than reversal of Acute Lung Injury (ALI) or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrom (ARDS). Many clinicians, however, do not fully understand how they can help to prevent these complications through the proper use of vacuum regulators. This program discusses issues relative to suctioning and how the AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines help improve patient safety.

    Original webcast date: March 6, 2014

    Approved for 1.0 CRCE Hour

    **Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

    User reviews for Patient Safety and the Hazards of Suctioning:

    "This was very informative."
    "One of the most informative lectures I've heard."
    "The presentation would be especially beneficial to RTs who practice in long term care or rehab settings."

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AARC: 1 hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education

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    Collapse 2018 Perception or Reality: Patient Safety During Inter-and Intrafacility Transport

    This program will expand on the definition of a Just Culture and relate this to the current practices used during inter and intra-facility transport to ensure patient safety. It will also look at some of the pitfalls and mistakes that professionals make that can lead to a disastrous outcome for all involved.

    Presented by Jon Inkrott, RRT-ACCS

    Approved for 1.0 CRCE

    This webcast is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Dräger Medical, Inc.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: December 31, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • AARC: 1 hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education

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    Collapse 2018 Preventing Respiratory Depression from Opioids

    This session will explore the pathophysiology of respiratory depression due to opioid administration, identifying high-risk patients, and the respiratory therapist's role in patient monitoring and prevention of opioid-induced respiratory depression.

    Original webcast date: January 29, 2014

    Approved for 1.0 CRCE Hour

    This webcast is sponsored in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Covidien.

     

     

    **Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AARC: 1 hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education

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    Collapse 2018 Reducing Harm from Respiratory Depression Associated with Opioids

    The presentation will provide an overview of the latest published 2017 toolkit from the California Hospital Quality Institute (HQI), designed to assist healthcare organizations in their efforts to reduce harm from respiratory depression associated with opioid administration..

    Presented by Kevin McQueen MHA, RRT, CPPS, CM

    Original webcast date: March 27, 2018

    This archived webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE Hour

    **Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 27, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AARC: 1 hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education

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    Collapse 2018 The Respiratory Therapist

    This presentation will discuss the respiratory therapist’s role in preventing HAI and reducing costs through compliance monitoring and mandatory reporting programs. The Respiratory Therapist’s role in helping hospitals to achieve reduced nosocomial infection rates will also be discussed. The presenter will share examples of infection prevention and employee monitoring programs that have been successfully implemented.

    Original webcast date: January 28, 2015

    Approved for 1.0 CRCE Hour.

    **Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AARC: 1 hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education

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    Collapse 2018 VAP to VAE: Implications for the Respiratory Therapist

    Because there is no reliable definition for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), the CDC convened a multidisciplinary group to develop a surveillance definition. The result is a tiered approach that focuses on ventilator-associated events (VAE). A ventilator-associated condition (VAC) is defined as worsening oxygenation after a period of stability or improvement on the ventilator. An infection-related ventilator-associated complication (IVAC) is associated with measures of body temperature, or white blood cell count, and initiation of a new antimicrobial agent. Assessment of respiratory secretions informs the definition of possible or probable VAP. The VAE definitions will detect a wide variety of complications in patients on mechanical ventilation. VAE surveillance will require close working relationships among respiratory therapists and infection prevention personnel. VAE prevention presents many opportunities for respiratory therapists. These include use of noninvasive ventilation, implementation of lung-protective ventilation strategies, ventilator discontinuation protocols, and VAP prevention strategies. 

    **Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AARC: 1 hour Continuing Education

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    Collapse 2018 Ventilator Alarm Safety

    This presentation will define ventilator alarm safety and identify the patient safety risk associated with ventilator alarms as well as discuss the results of the 2016 HTF ventilator alarms survey. The presenters will also provide potential strategies for ventilator alarm safety based on available literature.

    Presented by Russelle Cazares MHA, RRT-NPS and Tobey Clark MSEE, CCE

    Approved for 1.0 CRCE hour

    Original Webcast Date March 1, 2017

    **Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

    This webcast is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Dräger Medical, Inc.

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AARC: 1 hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education

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