Clinical Foundations 19

High Flow Nasal Cannula

Meagan N. Dubosky, MS, RRT-ACCS, NPS, AE-C


Panel Discussion:  High Flow Nasal Cannula: Opinions from the Experts

Moderator:  David Vines, PhD, RRT, FAARC

Panelists:  Jonathan Waugh, PhD, RRT, FAARC , Robert Joyner, PhD, RRT, FAARC , Ronny Otero, MD, FAAEM, FACEP


Clinical Foundations 18

Rationales and Applications for Capnography

Monitoring During Sedation

By Devin Carr, MSN, MS, RN, RRT, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC, CPPS and Anna Cartwright, BSN, RN


Panel: Capnography and Conscious Sedation

Moderator: Chad Epps, MD


Clinical Foundations 17

CDC Recommendations on Preventing VAP

Sara Hanif Mirza, MD, MS

Carl A. Kaplan, MD


Panel Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP)

Moderator: Marin Kollef, MD


Clinical Foundations 16

Humidification During Invasive and Noninvasive Ventilation

By Ruben Restrepo, MD, RRT, FAARC
and Brian Walsh, RRT-NPS, ACCS, FAARC


Panel Discussion: Humidification During Invasive and Noninvasive Ventilation

Moderator: Ruben Restrepo, MD, RRT, FAARC


Clinical Foundations 15

Waste Anesthetic Gases (WAGs) among Employees

in the Healthcare Industry

James D. McGlothlin, MPH, PhD, CPE and John E. Moenning, DDS, MSD


Panel Discussion: Waste Anesthetic Gases:

Opinions from the Experts

Panelists: David Farr, MD, Joni Brady, MSN, RN, CAPA, Jim McGlothlin, MD








Clinical Foundations 10

Humidification During Non-Invasive Ventilation

By Richard Branson, MS, RRT, FAARC


Panel Discussion: Humidification in Non-invasive Ventilation: Clinical Practice Today.

Moderator: Richard Branson, MS, RRT, FAARC


Clinical Foundations 9

Pathogens Associated with the Intensive Care Unit Environment – Considerations for the Respiratory Therapist

By John Davies, MA RRT FAARC


Panel Discussion: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and the Role of the Respiratory Therapist

Moderator: Harvey E. Marshall, MD


Clinical Foundations 8

Non-invasive Respiratory Support in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

By Kathleen Deakins, RRT NPS


Panel Discussion: Non-invasive Respiratory Support in NICU

Moderator: Jen-Tien Wung MD, FCCM


Clinical Foundations 7

Managing COPD Exacerbations in the Hospital and Home

By David Vines, MHS, RRT, FAARC and Sandra Adams, MD, MS


Panel Discussion: Applying Comprehensive Chronic Care to Impact Acute Exacerbations of COPD

Moderator: Sandra Adams, MD, MS


Clinical Foundations 2

Clinical Foundations 2 (Nurse Anesthetists)

Management of the Difficult Airway

By Irene Osborn, MD


Prehospital Management of the Difficult Airway

By Prasanthi Ramanujam, MD  and Gary M. Vilke, MD



Clinical Foundations 14

Aerosol Therapy for Ventilator-Dependent Patients:

Devices, Issues, Selection & Technique



Panel Discussion: Aerosol Therapy In Spontaneously Breathing & Mechanically Ventilated Patients: Description, Selection & Issues

Moderator: Tim Myers, RRT-NPS, MBA, FAARC


Clinical Foundations 13

Postoperative Pulmonary Complications

By David A Grooms MSHS, RRT


Clinical Foundations 12

Filtration of breathing gases



Panel Discussion: Filtration of breathing gases during mechanical ventilation

Moderator: Ruben Restrepo, MD, RRT, FAARC


Clinical Foundations 11

Asthma Exacerbations

By Karen Gregory, MS, APRN-BC, RRT, AE-C


Panel Discussion: Asthma Exacerbation (AE) in the Hospital

Moderator: Tim Op’t Holt, EdD, RRT, AE-C