Clinical Foundations
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High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy: A Simple and Effective Modality

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Meagan Dubosky,

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Our Mission

As our aging population grows, so does the prevalence of respiratory-related ailments. To meet this medical need, a variety of new respiratory diagnostic and treatment options are being developed. With the availability of these new options, respiratory care professionals will require the most up-to-date, scientifically- and clinically-based information to help them make informed decisions on what is best for their patients.


Clinical Foundations provides practical, clinically- and evidenced-based articles, case studies and symposia for respiratory therapists and respiratory care directors, managers, and supervisors. Clinical Foundations is based on a patient-focused model of care that emphasizes the need to provide the care and services that focus on patients’ individual needs and preferences.


As part of our commitment to helping respiratory care professionals improve their skills, each edition of Clinical Foundations is fully accredited by the AARC for CRCEs.


New Online Module

Ventilator-Associated Events: New Outcome Measure

Michael Klompas MD, MPH


The CDC switched from ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) to ventilator-associated event (VAE) surveillance in 2013. VAE definitions were designed to make surveillance more objective and to broaden the focus of surveillance to encompass all complications serious enough to compel a sustained increase in ventilator settings. Implicit in the VAE definition set is the understanding that many things can precipitate VAEs.  Case series document a wide array of potential etiologies. Redesigning prevention programs around preventing VAEs instead of VAP has the potential to overcome many challenges. VAE definitions are more objective than VAP definitions, they broaden the focus of surveillance beyond pneumonia, and they focus surveillance on the subset of patients with potentially severe complications. An increasing body of evidence is beginning to clarify how best to prevent VAEs.


Airway Secretion Management of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient: Panel Discussion

Moderator:  Ruben Restrepo, MD, RRT, FAARC

Panelists:  Brady Scott, MS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC, Keith Lamb, BS, RRT-ACCS, FCCM



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Clinical Foundations is published quarterly by Saxe Healthcare Communications.


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Advisory Board

Richard Branson, MS, RRT, FAARC

Professor of Surgery

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Cincinnati, OH


Kathleen Deakins, MS, RRT, NPS

Supervisor, Pediatric Respiratory Care

Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital of University Hospitals

Cleveland, OH


William Galvin, MSEd, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC

Program Director, Respiratory Care Program

Gwynedd Mercy College,

Gwynedd Valley, PA.


Carl Haas, MS, RRT, FAARC

Educational & Research Coordinator

University Hospitals and Health Centers

Ann Arbor, MI


Richard Kallet, MSc, RRT, FAARC

Clinical Projects Manager

University of California Cardiovascular Research Institute San Francisco, CA


Neil MacIntyre, MD, FAARC

Medical Director of Respiratory Services

Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC


Tim Myers, BS, RRT-NPS

Chief Business Officer, AARC


Tim Op’t Holt, EdD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC

Professor, Department of Respiratory Care and Cardiopulmonary Sciences University of Southern Alabama

Mobile, AL


Helen Sorenson, MA, RRT, FAARC

Assistant Professor, Dept. of

Respiratory Care

University of Texas Health Sciences Center

San Antonio, TX