Pulmonary functions/diagnostics
Collapse 2017 Blood Gas Case Studies: What Else Do You Need to Know?

This presentation will use unusual case studies to focus on the importance of evaluating additional point of care information and general laboratory tests and the importance of utilizing basic electrolyte information in decision making to establish a respiratory care diagnosis and treatment plan.

Original webcast date: November 16, 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 Blood Gases: When Do We Really Need Them?

    This presentation will describe situations in which blood gases are frequently over and underutilized. Clinical indications for blood gas sampling will be discussed and optimal use of protocols/algorithms that promote best practice in obtaining blood gas samples will be described.

    Original webcast date: October 27, 2010

    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 Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and the Evaluation of the Upper Airway Architecture

    This presentation will identify the role of exercise testing in the evaluation of upper airway symptoms and the diagnostic tools available to evaluate the patient condition.  This will include a discussion about flow-volume loop analysis and direct video-laryngoscopy performed during exercise.

    Approved for 1.0 CRCE

    Original Broadcast Date:  June 21, 2016

    **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 Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing: Performing a Quality VO2 Max Assessment

    This presentation will review a how the respiratory therapist can influence the test quality of a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) using the path of workflow QA model.

    Original webcast date: July 11, 2012

    This archived recording 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: January 01, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse 2017 JournalCast January 2014

    The speaker will discuss the Editor's Choice in the January 2014 issue of RESPIRATORY CARE: Pulmonary Function Test Quality in the Elderly: A Comparison with Younger Adults.

    The background, methods, and results will be critiqued with special attention to how this research may impact clinicians who perform pulmonary function tests, with emphasis on patient outcomes.

     

    Original webcast date: January 10, 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.**

    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 JournalCast January 2015

    The speaker will discuss the Editor's Choice in the January 2015 issue of RESPIRATORY CARE: Randomized Controlled Trial of Cryoanalgesia (Ice Bag) to Reduce Pain Associated with Arterial Blood Gas Puncture.

    The background, methods, and results will be critiqued with special attention to how this research may impact clinicians who perform pulmonary function tests, with emphasis on patient outcomes.

    This AARC JournalCast archive is approved for 1.0 CRCE

    Original webcast date: January 16, 2015

    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 May 2016 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast

    The speaker will discuss the Editor's Choice in the May 2016 issue of RESPIRATORY CARE: Prevalence of Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction Measured by Standardized Testing in Healthy College Athletes.

    Original webcast date: May 27, 2016

    This archived JournalCast 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: January 01, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse 2017 Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing

    This presentation will discuss pulmonary function testing in the context of pediatric patients. The presenter will discuss challenges and unique situations in various types of pulmonary function testing in children aged 4 years through the teen years.

    Original webcast date: October 7, 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.**

    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 PFT: Back to Basics

    Pulmonary function testing provides valuable data that is used to assist in the diagnosis of a variety of diseases and formulate treatment plans. This presentation provides an overview of the current practices and standards.

    Original webcast date: August 17, 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 PFT: RESPIRATORY CARE Journal Conference Highlights

    This webcast will summarize the main topics discussed at the AARC Journal Conference "Pulmonary Function Testing" held in Tampa FL, March 2011. Questions addressed during this meeting include clinical indications for commonly performed tests, interpretation guidelines and reference values, and future considerations for lung function laboratories.

    Original webcast date: February 28, 2013

    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 Pulmonary Function Technology Re-credentialing Package

    Do you hold the CPFT or RPFT credential offered by the NBRC? Do you need to renew your credential with 15 diagnostics-related CRCE? This package is for you! The AARC has compiled 15 CRCE directly related to pulmonary function technology and diagnostics to make renewing your credential as easy as possible. This package contains 9 AARC online courses that collectively provide you with 15 CRCE and a 10% discount over the individual courses!

    The Pulmonary Function Technology Re-credentialing Package includes the following courses:

    • Blood Gases: When Do We Really Need Them?
      (Bill Malley) 1 CRCE
    • Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing: Performing a Quality VO2 Max Assessment
      (Carl Mottram) 1 CRCE
    • JournalCast January 2014: Pulmonary Function Test Quality in the Elderly-A Comparison with Younger Adults
      (Author: Jeffrey Haynes; Presenter: Greg Ruppel) 1 CRCE
    • JournalCast January 2015: Randomized Control Trial of Cryoanalgesia (Ice Bag) to Reduce Pain Associated with Arterial Puncture
      (Author: Jeffrey Haynes; Presenter: Shawna Strickland) 1 CRCE
    • PFT: RESPIRATORY CARE Journal Conference Highlights
      (Greg Ruppel) 1 CRCE
    • Pulmonary Function Technology: Advanced Concepts
      (Greg Ruppel, Renato Galindo, Jeffrey Haynes) 2.5 CRCE
    • Pulmonary Function Technology: Pediatrics
      (Deborah White) 4.5 CRCE
    • Pulmonary Function Technology: Spirometry
      (Curt Merriman) 2 CRCE
    • Quality in Pulmonary Function Technology
      (Steve Nelson) 1 CRCE

    The cost of the program is $105 for AARC members and $185 for non-members. To purchase the Pulmonary Function Technology Re-credentialing Package, click on the button below. Once the package is purchased, you will see all 9 courses listed above in your AARC University classroom.

     

    Original Seminar Date: January 01, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    Collapse 2017 Pulmonary Function Technology: Advanced Concepts

    The Pulmonary Function Technology: Advanced Concepts course was designed to improve the respiratory therapist's knowledge lung volumes testing, diffusing capacity testing, and quality assurance in the pulmonary function laboratory. This course offers a unique opportunity to learn from noted experts in the field.

    This course contains one (1) welcome video plus three (3) chapters, each with a video-based lecture, 3 question post-chapter quiz, and supplemental readings to enhance your knowledge of the subject matter. After you have watched all 4 videos and completed all of the post-chapter quizzes, you will need to successfully complete the post-course test to earn your CRCE. The post-course test contains 10 questions. A score of 70% is required to successfully complete the course.

    It is recommended, though not required, that you complete the AARC Pulmonary Function Technology: Spirometry course prior to completing this course. The AARC Pulmonary Function Technology: Advanced Concepts course does not contain a module focused on spirometry.

    This course is approved for 2.50 CRCE

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • AARC: 2.50 hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education

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    Collapse 2017 Pulmonary Function Technology: Pediatrics

    The Pulmonary Function Technology: Pediatrics course was designed to improve the respiratory therapist's knowledge in various aspects of pulmonary function testing specific to infant and pediatric patients.

    This course contains five (5) chapters, each with a video-based lecture, 3 question post-chapter quiz, and supplemental readings to enhance your knowledge of the subject matter. After you have watched all 5 videos and completed all of the post-chapter quizzes, you will need to successfully complete the post-course test to earn your CRCE. The post-course test contains 15 questions. A score of 70% is required to successfully complete the course.

    It is recommended, though not required, that you complete the AARC Pulmonary Function Technology: Spirometry course prior to completing this course. The AARC Pulmonary Function Technology: Pediatrics course does not contain a module focused on spirometry.

    This course is aproved for 4.50 CRCE

    Reviews for Pulmonary Function Technology: Pediatrics:

    "I am an experienced critical care RT and have just made the transition to PFT land and this class has taught me more than all the books I've purchased and other webinars combined."

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • AARC: 4.50 hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education

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    Collapse 2017 Pulmonary Function Technology: Spirometry

    This spirometry course will discuss obstructive and restrictive disease processes, basic measurements, reference values, repeatability and acceptability, and how to perform a quality procedure. Also discussed is calibration of the spirometer and patterns of abnormal results.

     

    Participants should read the ATS/ERS Task Force Standardisation of Lung Function Testing: Standardisation of Spirometry guidline, the GOLD Spirometry Guide, and the GOLD Spirometry Quick Guide (included for convenience). 

     

    Successful completion of this course includes earning a score of 70% or higher on the 12-question course post-test. 

    This course is approved for 2.0 CRCE.

    **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 Pulmonary Function Technology: Spirometry:

    "Excellent and easy to follow!"
    "Great presentation."
    "I enjoyed the course material."

     

     

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

    Approved Credit:
  • AARC: 2.00 hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education

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    Collapse 2017 Quality in Pulmonary Function Testing

    Why is it so difficult to get good results when doing a simple test? Maintaining high standards in PFT labs can be difficult. Personnel, quality control, and reference equations are some of the factors that must be overcome. 

    Original webcast date: June 12, 2013

    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 Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing: Protocols and the Normal Physiologic Responses

    Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET) is a valuable tool for evaluating exercise capacity and predicting outcome in patients with various conditions. This presentation will discuss various devices and protocols used for CPET as well as the normal ventilatory responses to exercise.

    Presented by Carl Mottram, RRT, RPFT, FAARC

    This Live AARC webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Seminar Date: July 25, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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