CRCEs for

Respiratory Therapists

Essential Practices 1

Humidification During Mechanical Ventilation:

Current Trends and Controversies

By Tim Op’t Holt, EdD, R.R.T., AE-C, FAARC



Selecting the Optimal Humidity for your Patients Moderator

Neil MacIntyre MD, FAARClinical


Essential Practices 2

Management of the Difficult Airway

By Irene Osborn, MD


Prehospital Management of the Difficult Airway

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


Essential Practices 3

Trends in Noninvasive Respiratory Support: Continuum of Care

High Flow Oxygen Delivery

By Jonathan Waugh PhD, RRT, RPFT


Noninvasive Ventilation

By Tim Op’t Holt EdD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC and William Pruitt, MBA, RRT, CPFT, AE-C


Essential Practices 5

Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

By Teresa A. Volsko, MHHS, RRT, FAARC


Putting VAP Guidelines into Practice: Roundtable Discussion

Moderator: Dean Hess PhD, RRT, FAARC


Essential Practices 6

Asthma Diagnosis, Treatment and Management

By Tim Myers BS, RRT-NPS and Tim Op’t Holt EdD, RRT, FAARC


Roundtable Discussion: How do you manage your asthma patients?

Moderator: Tim Myers, BS, RRT-NPS


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Essential Practices 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


Essential Practicess 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


Essential Practices 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


Essential Practices 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


Essential Practices 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