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CareFusion case studies are based on individual hospital characteristics and do not anticipate the average result for all hospitals. Customer results will vary.
Webcast
PFT Data Accuracy: Are simple calibrations really enough? webinar

Learn about methods of quality control of PFT instruments, and how to apply them to your PFT lab.

Upon completion of the webinar, each participant will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between calibration and quality control.
  • Explain how a calibration syringe can be used for quality control.
  • Suggest how a biologic control might be used for troubleshooting.
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Pediatric Acute Lung Injury: Do We Have Consensus? webinar

In this one-hour webinar, the following topics will be covered:

  • The definition, incidence, and epidemiology of pediatric acute lung injury
  • Associated comorbidities and severity
  • Ventilatory support
  • Pulmonary-specific ancillary treatment
  • Non-pulmonary treatment
  • Monitoring
  • Noninvasive support and ventilation
  • Extracorporeal support
  • Morbidity and long-term outcomes
Webcast
Let's Talk the Talk of the New 6-Minute Walk webinar

In 2014 the ATS/ERS released an update to the Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT), now titled “Official ATS/ERS Technical Standards: Field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease”. This webcast provides an in-depth review of the new guidelines, with special attention on standardization of test performance, and comparison of changes from the 2002 to 2014. Since the initial publication in 2002, the level of evidence related to test performance, interpretation, and outcomes has significantly grown.

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Disease Specific Guidelines for the Application of High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Infants

Learn HFOV strategies to manage critically ill infants in the neonatal intensive care unit.

At the end of this 60-minute webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the effect of frequency, tidal volume and mean airway pressure on the lungs.
  • Discuss why lower frequencies are used with meconium aspiration patients.
  • Discuss why mean airway pressures need to be reduced after the lungs are recruited with adequate mean airway pressure.
  • Discuss the appropriate frequency for extremely low-birth-weight infants.
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Understanding the Use of Humidified Nasal High Flow in the ICU

Supplemental O2 delivery in the ICU at increased therapeutic flows and O2 concentration utilizing optimal humidity is described in literature as efficacious; humidified nasal high flow has been shown to provide positive physiological and clinical outcomes. This webcast provides an overview of introducing humidified nasal high flow to the ICU, along with clinical observations including therapeutic effectiveness, patient tolerance and comfort. Hospitals using humidified nasal high flow in the ICU and focusing on reducing potential patient escalation will share their experiences.

Webcast
Hazardous drugs and multidisciplinary risk reduction strategies: A call to action!

Exposure to hazardous drugs, both directly and indirectly, is an occupational hazard for about eight million U.S. healthcare workers. These agents can include those used for cancer therapy, some antiviral drugs, hormone agents and bioengineered drugs. This webinar addresses multidisciplinary clinical practices and strategies to protect healthcare professionals, and patients from known health risks associated with hazardous drugs.

Faculty
Stephen Eckel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education
University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy Associate Director, Department of Pharmacy, UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill, NC

Webcast
Understanding treatment options for patients with pleural effusions and malignant ascites

Many patients with cancer will experience symptoms of pleural effusions or malignant ascites during the course of their disease. These conditions can have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life. Treatment options should be discussed with each patient so they can help make the choice of care that best meets their medical needs and those of their daily life. Indwelling catheters are a well-accepted option for these patients, giving them the ability to manage their symptoms outside the hospital setting.

This webcast will help participants evaluate treatment options available for patients with pleural effusions and malignant ascites. The discussion will include how to satisfy the need for symptom relief in this patient population in the current healthcare environment, with a focus on the patient’s quality of life.

Webcast
Infusion Pump Alarms and Alerts Data: Identifying Issues and Strategies

Alarms for medical devices have recently come into the spotlight. Much of the current focus is on patient monitors and ventilators as hospitals begin to address the Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event Alert Issue 50: Medical Device Alarm Safety in Hospitals.

Infusion pumps are a significant contributor and source of frequent patient complaints. Wireless connectivity and capturing all infusion data have made it possible to collect and analyze millions of infusion pump alarms for hundreds of hospitals and thousands of infusion systems.

This webinar shares some early findings on the frequency and types of pump alarms, provides examples of nursing perceptions about alarms, and profiles alarms based on various patient care areas, fluids and drugs administered. Strategies to reduce the frequency of alarms are also presented.

Webcast
High frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) in pediatric ARDS: Lung recruitment and protection

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) continues to be a common diagnosis in the intensive care unit.

Live webinar Tuesday, April 7, 2015
4 p.m. t0 5 p.m. PST
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST

Continuing Education
Managing Pleural Effusions

This continuing education activity is for nurses and other clinicians who would like to enhance their knowledge of pleural effusion management. In this activity, participants will review normal pleural anatomy and physiology as an introduction to the pathophysiology of pleural effusions. Treatment options for pleural effusions will also be discussed. An emphasis on patient selection criteria and other considerations with the use of an indwelling pleural catheter will assist healthcare professionals in patient care management.

Please visit www.healthstream.com/HLC/pleuraleffusion for the online course.