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Collapse 2017 DLCO ATS/ERS standards: Implementation in the PF Lab

The measurement of diffusing capacity (DLCO) of the lung is accomplished through single-breath carbon monoxide uptake. In 2017, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) jointly updated their technical standards to improve the quality of this measurement. This presentation will review the changes to the previous standards as well as identify how these standards affect the pulmonary function laboratory.

Presented by Susan Blonshine BS, RRT, RPFT, AE-C, FAARC. 

Moderated by Katrina Hynes MHA, RRT, RPFT.

This Live AARC webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE

Formats Available: Live Webcast
Original Seminar Date: May 03, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse May 2018 RESPIRATORY CARE JournalCast

    The speaker will discuss the Editor’s Choice of the May 2018 issue of RESPIRATORY CARE "A prospective trial of frequent versus infrequent monitoring of endotracheal tube cuff pressures".  The presentation will focus on the research design and interpretation of the results.

    Presented by Keith Lamb, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, FCCM

    This Live AARC webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE.

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    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Seminar Date: May 18, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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    Collapse The Role of the Respiratory Therapist in Cystic Fibrosis

    Cystic fibrosis is a non-curable genetic disease that affects mucus production and clearance in the lungs, pancreas, and other organs. Respiratory therapists interact with patients with cystic fibrosis throughout the stages of the disease: diagnosis in early childhood and disease progression through adulthood. It is important for respiratory therapists to not only understand the underlying physiology of the disease and how it is diagnosed but also what available treatment interventions should be used at any given phase of the disease process. The respiratory therapist can contribute to the multidisciplinary care plan of the patient with cystic fibrosis to promote the best lung health as well as quality of life. This presentation will detail the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis as well as the various diagnostic tools and current treatment strategies.

    Presented by Dabney Eidson, BS, RRT, RRT-NPS

    This Live AARC webcast is approved for 1.0 CRCE

    Formats Available: Live Webcast
    Original Seminar Date: May 29, 2018
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

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

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