2016 MSRC Speaker Topics
Brian Walsh, PhD, RRT, FAARC
AARC Update: Quality, Safety and Value
This lecture will provide an update on AARC events and president-elect Walsh platform for the next two years on quality, safety and value of the respiratory therapist and profession.
Paul Nuccio, MS, RRT, FAARC
William Goding Memorial Lecture
The Anatomy of a Professional
Healthcare professionals such as respiratory therapists are expected to maintain the utmost integrity and professionalism in dealing with patients, maintaining privacy standards and conveying information in a way that is not only professional, but also compassionate, understanding, and above all, informative. Maintaining standards of professionalism unique to the healthcare industry is absolutely vital for anyone working in healthcare today. This presentation will focus on how these standards apply to every practicing respiratory therapist.
Dan Fisher, MS, RRT
Preventing Information Overload by Reviewing the Literature
Discuss strategies used to read and understand journal articles and statistics to aid the practitioner in determining where the evidence is pointing.
The Respiratory Therapist as Disease Manager
This talk concerns a career opportunity for respiratory therapists working as case managers for obstructive disease management. I lay out the argument for having RT case managers and give practical tips on this can be accomplished based on over 12 years of doing this. The ideas presented can be applied in acute care hospitals, long term facilities, home care, and private physicians offices. This talk will inspire, challenge, inform, and motivate.
Bill Pruitt, MBA, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC
Keith Hirst, MS ,RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C
NRP Update- What do I need to know
This lecture is intended to provide and update and changes in practice on the new NRP guidelines and how it applies to respiratory therapy. A special emphasis will be placed for those who do not regularly attend deliveries.
Gina Farquharson, MBA, MS, RRT-NPS
Change Management: What every leader must know
Walking through a process of change while addressing the important issues to be familiar with.
John Kheir, MD
Sponsor: Boston Childrens Hospital - Eddie Farrell Memorial Lecture
Hidden information in the ventilator: what we can learn from oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production in ICU patients
Angela J. Butler, BS, RRT-NPS, CPFT
Ambulatory care transitions hospital to home; RRT making a difference
Respiratory therapists need to expand beyond the walls of the hospital to provide more timely interventions that keep our patients out of he hospital and enhance quality of life, especially the COPD patients. My presentation will introduce and explore different opportunities for RT's to think outside the box, making a difference by stepping up to the forefront of coordination of care,as case managers, health advocates, and taking a leading role between inpatient and outpatient transitions.
Katherine Turner, BSRT, RRT
Waking Up on a Ventilator - A Patient Perspective
Patients perspective as a clinician experiencing healthcare systems in Canada, universal healthcare and being your own advocate. A journey back to U.S. and the change of diagnosis drastically changing P.O.C. while on a ventilator.
Gerald Weinhouse, MD
ICU Delirium: What is it, why does it happen to so many nice people, and how can we make it go away?
Review of the literature on ICU delirium with a particular emphasis on outcomes and treatment strategies.
Karen L. Gregory, DNP, APRN, CNS, RRT, AE-C, FAARC
Sponsor: Monaghan Medical
Patient Education: Can You Hear Me Now?
This lecture provides a foundation for respiratory therapist to learn strategies for empowering patients to manage their chronic lung disease. Principles of patient education and learning will demonstrate the importance of education, how to identify types of learners, and common barriers. Evidence-based practice guidelines for asthma and COPD will briefly be discussed to demonstrate the vital components of medical science and patient educations.
Eric Kriner, BS, RRT
Sponsor: IngMar Medical
Recognizing and correcting patient-ventilator dysyncrony
Provide an interactive learning experience with respect to the use of mechanical ventilator waveforms in patient assessment.
Paulo Oliveira, MD, FCCP
Tracheostomy Tube Primer and Update: Review of Procedure, Trach Tubes, Trach Care and Complication Management
Tracheostomy techniques (perc vs. surgical), Tracheostomy timing, anatomy and care, securing, leaks, suctioning technique, stomal care, phonation and decannualtion. Hemorrhage Tracheal tube obstruction, and inadvertent tube dislodgment/unplanned decannulation.
Ryan Shipe, MD
Status Asthmaticus Ventilator Mangement
Case review with close attention to the physiology encountered among patients with status asthmaticus and an evidence based approach to mechanical ventilation for patients with status asthmaticus.
Elana Dekkers, MD
Compassionate and effective care for seriously ill patients
An overview of palliative care and best practices to optimally assist in symptom management while honoring patients goals of care during serious illness.
Ray Ritz, BA, RRT, FAARC
How Ventilators work: Controversies in mode selection
The evolution of sophistication in available modes of ventilation has resulted in confusion as to when or if some newer modes are appropriate for some patients. A better understanding of the control algorithms helps us appreciate the strengths and limitations of modes like volume targeted pressure ventilation and closed loop ventilation systems.