New CE Webinars on Respiratory Care


The use of noninvasive ventilation has markedly increased over the past two decades, and noninvasive ventilation has now become an integral tool in the management of both acute and chronic respiratory failure, in both the home setting and in the critical care unit.


High Flow Nasal Cannula and Non-Invasive Ventilation: Current Evidence and Practice


Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is a widely used and studied therapy option for the management of acute respiratory failure. High flow nasal cannula is rapidly growing in popularity and in supportive evidence. This presentation will review the current evidence in support of NIV, and discuss the current research evaluating HFNC and its role in the management of respiratory


Mechanical insufflation-exsufflation for airway mucus clearance:
When, how and where.

Coughing is an important component of airway clearance, particularly in individuals with pulmonary disease, respiratory muscle weakness, or central nervous system disease that impairs breathing. The use of an in-exsufflation device to promote airway clearance in individuals with neuromuscular disease is essential to avoid retained secretions that cause infection, inflammation, and respiratory failure. This webinar will focus on the basic theory and clinical goals in the application of an in-exsufflation device, patient selection, indications/contraindications, prescription settings and applications in adults versus pediatric populations.


Ventilatory Strategies for the Flu Patient

This presentation will follow the progression of a patient presenting with a serious case of the flu. It follows the hypothetical patient through the continuum of care from ER to the intensive care unit.  In the ICU, ventilatory strategies aimed at optimizing conventional ventilation and prevention of ventilator-induced lung injury will be discussed. The case then progresses to the scenario of failing conventional ventilation and other strategies that come into play. The evidence regarding the following strategies will be discussed: use of neuromuscular blockers, prone ventilation, airway pressure release ventilation, high frequency oscillatory ventilation, nitric oxide, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.


New Strategies in Treating Respiratory Failure: NIV and HFNO as complementary therapy

Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) or the delivery of positive pressure ventilation delivered through a noninvasive interface has become more common as its benefits are increasingly recognized. NIV has proven efficacy for hypercapnic respiratory failure, especially that due to COPD exacerbations. High-flow nasal cannula (HFNO) comprises an air/oxygen blender, an active humidifier, a single heated circuit, and a nasal cannula. HFNO has shown promise to treat hypoxic respiratory failure. This webinar will explore a new strategy in the treatment of respiratory conditions. Specifically, this presentation will discuss how HFNO may play a useful complementary role during breaks from NIV.