Patient Safety
Collapse 2017 Alarm Fatigue and TJC Patient Safety Goals

Respiratory therapists must triage among multiple alarms that demand their attention and respond appropriately. Alarm fatigue is a hazard associated with the multiple alarms to which healthcare providers are exposed. This presentation will discuss alarm events and alarm fatigue as well as review the 2014 TJC National Patient Saety Goals addressing alarm safety.

In addition to the webcast video, a copy of the November 2013 AARC Times article "Respiratory Therapists' Response to a National Clinical Alarm Survey" by Crystal Dunlevy and Shawna Strickland is included in this course. This article can be accessed in the "papers" tab of the course.

Original webcast date: May 28, 2014

 

**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, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse 2017 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, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse 2017 Impact of Pulmonary Vasodilator Device Safety on Institutional Risk and Quality
    What does it mean for the respiratory therapist?

    This course focuses on the methods of assessing inhaled pulmonary vasodilator delivery devices and the professional responsibilities of respiratory therapists when administering inhaled pulmonary vasodilators. This manuscript is based upon a live presentation from AARC Congress 2015.

    This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.

    This course is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from

    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 10, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse 2017 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.

     

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse 2017 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, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse 2017 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.

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: December 31, 2017

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

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    Collapse 2017 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, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse 2017 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, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse 2017 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.

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    Formats Available: Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 01, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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