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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.
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.

Continuing Education
Blood Culture Collection: Ensuring Reliable Outcomes through Best Practices and Technology

The blood culture represents an important tool used to detect the presence of living organisms in the bloodstream. Blood collection is critical to generating reliable results and providing therapeutic treatment. This webinar will describe the relative risk of false-positive blood cultures, and the use of best practices and technology for mitigating these well-documented risks.

Accreditation

This program is approved for 1.0 hour of nursing credit.

Complete the evaluation for CE credit.

Webcast
ReVel® ventilator webinar series: Modes and application

CareFusion is offering a series of ReVel® ventilator training modules in which our transport specialist, Billy Hutchinson, will familiarize users with the ReVel ventilator. Using his 36 years of experience in the ICU and transport environments, Mr. Hutchinson will share his experiences and provide insight on how to maximize ReVel use in special circumstances related to air and ground transport.

Modes and application

This session is meant for users who want to feel more confident using modes such as pressure-regulated volume control/support and volume-targeted pressure support.

Accreditation

CRCE credit will not be provided for any of these product-specific webinars.

Webcast
ReVel® ventilator webinar series: Extended menus

CareFusion is offering a series of ReVel® ventilator training modules in which our transport specialist, Billy Hutchinson, will familiarize users with the ReVel ventilator. Using his 36 years of experience in the ICU and transport environments, Mr. Hutchinson will share his experiences and provide insight on how to maximize ReVel use in special circumstances related to air and ground transport.

Extended menus

This session will cover a variety of methods to help users fine-tune patient synchrony. Many features are found when pressing the select button for three seconds. Participants will learn how to access vent control, modify rise time, flow term and time term, and learn more about alarms and oxygen duration calculation.

Accreditation

CRCE credit will not be provided for any of these product-specific webinars.

Continuing Education
Best practices in pediatric peripheral vascular access: place, protect and preserve

From comprehensive vein assessment for catheter placement, protecting the site from contamination, to preserving the function of the site with the fewest complications pediatric patients pose considerable challenges when receiving peripheral vascular access infusion therapy. This program will review fundamentals of pediatric vein assessment, steps for aseptic catheter insertion and evidence-based procedures designed to preserve the integrity of pediatric vessel health.

This program is approved for 1.0 hour of nursing credit.

Complete the evaluation for CE credit.

Webcast
ReVel® ventilator webinar series: Noninvasive ventilation

CareFusion is offering a series of ReVel® ventilator training modules in which our transport specialist, Billy Hutchinson, will familiarize users with the ReVel ventilator. Using his 36 years of experience in the ICU and transport environments, Mr. Hutchinson will share his experiences and provide insight on how to maximize ReVel use in special circumstances related to air and ground transport.

Modes and application

Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is under-utilized. It has been reported that about 30 to 40 percent of patients do not receive care according to best evidence.1 NIV can be perceived as complex, and complexity can be a major impediment to adoption.1 Consider this your troubleshooting guide. The session will cover NIV best practices for the Revel ventilator and share tips of the trade for NIV during air and ground transport.

Accreditation

CRCE credit will not be provided for any of these product-specific webinars.

1. Hess, D., How to initiate a noninvasive ventilation program: Bringing the evidence to the bedside. Respiratory Care, February 2009, 54(2):232–245.

Continuing Education
Implementation of a secretion management protocol and overview of PEP therapy and aerosol therapy Webinar

Various positive expiratory pressure (PEP) devices are being used to meet the needs of patients who require bronchial hygiene and secretion management. Some facilities are using protocols, or patient pathways, to increase both patient care and operational efficiency.

This webinar will provide an overview of the benefits seen by the implementation of a protocol for positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy and secretion management. As the optimization of the delivery of bronchodilators is one of the indications for PEP Therapy, a retrospective on PEP therapy and medication delivery will also be conducted.

Learning objectives

  • Become familiar with how some facilities are currently managing patients in need of PEP therapy and secretion management.
  • Review actual hospital experiences regarding the implementation of PEP and secretion management protocols and patient pathways.
  • Review current literature and evidence supporting PEP therapy and medical aerosol delivery

This program is approved for 1.5 hours of respiratory therapy and nursing credit.
Complete the evaluation for CE credit.

Webcast
Noninvasive Ventilatory Support: Neonatal Applications

What ventilation strategies do you use to manage preterm infants with Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)?

The March of Dimes estimates that 15 million infants are born premature. Several of these infants will develop respiratory distress syndrome and require respiratory support. Noninvasive ventilation helps maintain the functional residual capacity, decrease work of breathing and reduce chronic lung disease, while avoiding the complications associated with intubation. The early use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may decrease the need for mechanical ventilation without increasing the chance of complications.

Listen to Paula Cowan, MPH, RRT discuss Noninvasive Ventilatory Support: Neonatal Applications

Webcast
Using Noninvasive Treatment to Manage Respiratory Distress in Pediatric Patients

Respiratory distress is a common reason for visits to the emergency department. Intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation are critical interventions, but there are definite risks associated with this treatment. In appropriately selected patients, Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV) may be an extremely valuable alternative to intubation.
In this one-hour webinar, learn:

  • The various forms of noninvasive ventilation available for use in children
  • Indications for and techniques used for initiating NIV in transport, emergency department and acute care settings
  • Potential hazards of NIV

This webinar is approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) CRCEs for 1.0 hour of respiratory therapy credit.

Webcast
A Physician's Approach to Transpulmonary Pressure Monitoring

During lung injury, the alveoli becomes unstable resulting in repetitive alveolar closing and expansion, better known as RACE. This condition can be further progressed by factors, such as patient positioning and the weight of the patient organs. Proper PEEP not only improves oxygenation, but stabilizes the alveoli while decreasing atelectrauma.

Listen to Dr. Edgar J. Jimenez discuss how the use of Esophageal Pressure monitoring can help determine Transpulmonary Pressure as a tool to adjust PEEP in your overall ventilation strategy.