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Transcutaneous CO2 Monitoring: Alerting the Anesthesia Provider to Impending Respiratory Depression
Live Event: Thursday, June 21, 2018  |  9:00 AM and 1:00 PM EDT
Application has been made for AARC CRCE for RT's
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Ventilatory monitoring is essential to detect respiratory depression over the course of procedural care from intraoperative sedation to postoperative analgesia. Respiratory depression occurs in up to 6.9% of patients in the postanesthesia care setting. Of note, 29% of Joint Commission sentinel events and 97% of Anesthesia Closed Claims caused by opioid administration were deemed preventable with better monitoring.

This webinar is for all providers who administer sedation and analgesia, with a focus on the perioperative setting. Guidelines for ventilatory monitoring during procedural sedation and in the postoperative setting will be reviewed. Risk factors to identify patients at highest risk for respiratory depression will be discussed to aid the clinician in deciding when intensive postoperative ventilation monitoring is needed. Transcutaneous CO2 monitoring with noninvasive digital technology and comparison to other monitoring modalities for both procedural sedation and early identification of patients with postoperative respiratory depression will also be discussed.

This webinar will:
  • Identify risk factors for respiratory depression in the perioperative patient
  • Review the current guidelines and literature supporting respiratory monitoring in the perioperative setting
  • Discuss the use and accuracy of the transcutaneous CO2 monitoring technology
  • Identify uses for the transcutaneous CO2 to monitor for respiratory depression in the intraoperative and postoperative periods
Jeanette R Bauchat, MD
Associate Professor & Division Chief of Obstetric Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University
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Dr. Bauchat has served on the Executive Board as the Secretary of the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology for the last two years. She received her medical doctorate from Northwestern University and completed her residency and chief year in anesthesiology at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center. She is an educator with 10 years of simulation education experience in designing, implementing and conducting simulation curriculum. Her research interests lie in the areas of quality and safety on the labor floor, respiratory depression following neuraxial analgesia, and simulation education.
Noninvasive Monitoring of Gas Exchange: Questions Answered
Live Event: Wednesday, November 8, 2017  |  9:00 AM and 1:00 PM EDT
Application has been made for AARC CRCE for RT's
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Monitoring of patient gas exchange generates data that leads to clinical decisions. Measuring oxygenation and ventilation can improve outcomes and avoid complications. This webinar will discuss the use of noninvasive gas exchange monitoring in all patient populations.

The advantages and disadvantages of noninvasive gas exchange monitoring technology will be described. Strategies available to clinicians for patient assessment and treatment using noninvasive monitoring of gas exchange will be identified and discussed.

This webinar will:
  • Discuss published literature regarding transcutaneous monitoring for all patient populations
  • Describe the correlation of noninvasive monitoring and other physiologic measurements
  • Identify the technology available for noninvasive monitoring of gas exchange
  • Identify clinical areas in which noninvasive monitoring may help to improve patient assessment and treatment
Michael A. Gentile MBA, RRT, FAARC, FCCM
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Michael Gentile has been involved with Respiratory and Critical Care for over 25 years. Mr. Gentile is active in research, teaching and clinical practice. He has been awarded fellowships from the American Association for Respiratory Care and American College of Critical Care Medicine. Michael has published over 100 peer-reviewed abstracts, manuscripts and textbook chapters in such journals as Respiratory Care, Critical Care Medicine, and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. He is currently an Associate in Research at Duke University Medical Center, in Durham NC.
Transcutaneous Monitoring of CO2: Is it only for Neonates?
Live Event: Tuesday, May 30, 2017  |  9:00 AM and 1:00 PM EDT
AARC CRCE for RT's and CERP CE Credit for nurses available
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A patient’s respiratory status can change quickly. Fluctuations in CO2, regardless of the cause, can result in severe and sometimes permanent mental and pulmonary handicaps. Yet, considering the ease with which CO2 can be monitored continuously, it’s surprising how few clinical departments do so outside of the neonatal environment.

In the peri-operative area for instance, continuous transcutaneous monitoring of CO
2 may facilitate proactive rather than reactive clinical management to opioid induced respiratory depression. This webinar will describe the utility of digital transcutaneous monitoring in various clinical settings and enable you, the clinician, make proactive decisions for your patient population.

This webinar will:
  • Describe the need for continuous CO2 monitoring
  • Compare and contrast different methods used for continuous non-invasive monitoring of CO2
  • Review the role of digital transcutaneous monitoring in relevant clinical settings including NIV titration, sleep diagnostics, and recognition of postoperative opioid-induced respiratory depression
Ruben Restrepo, MD, RRT, FAARC
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Dr. Restrepo is a Tenured Professor in the Department of Respiratory Care at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and a member of the editorial board for Respiratory Care, the Open Journal of Allergy, International Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology, and the World Journal of Critical Care Medicine. He is the past Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the AARC. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and has presented at numerous national and international conferences.
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