American Association for Respiratory Care



The OPEN FORUM at AARC Congress is a unique opportunity for attendees to experience the results of scientific studies performed by their colleagues. Abstracts and posters of their work are presented in a symposium format that encourages discussion and interactions among investigators and observers. Indeed, some attendees refer to the OPEN FORUM as the most significant event at the Congress. RESPIRATORY CARE is proud to present this year’s 19 OPEN FORUM symposia. Once again, respiratory care professionals have stepped forward and analyzed the things they do with critical eyes. We encourage you to review all the abstracts in the October issue of RESPIRATORY CARE. Come to the Congress and experience the OPEN FORUM!

OPEN FORUM #1: Ventilation/Ventilators—Part 1

Saturday, November 16, 3:15 pm – 5:10 pm
  • Apnea Testing Using Dräger Medical Oxygen Therapy Software—Tony Ruppert BSRT RRT CPFT, York PA
  • The Effect of Mechanical Ventilation Modes on the Diaphragm Apoptosis and Ultrastructure in Rabbits—Huiqing Ge MSc RRT, Hangzhou China
  • Four Month Trial of the RAM Cannula Interfaced With a Mechanical Ventilator to Provide Noninvasive Respiratory Support to Premature Infants in a Level III NICU—Thomas Seidensticker RRT-NPS MA, Carol Stream IL
  • Investigation of a Novel Turbine-Driven Ventilator for Use in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation—Scott Allen MD RRT, Salt Lake City UT
  • Do Undergraduate Respiratory Therapy Students Have Better Ventilator Graphics Interpretative Skills Than Critical Care Physicians?—Juan F Fernandez MD, San Antonio TX
  • Comparison of Heliox Cylinder Gas Consumption Between Ventilators—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • Delivered Oxygen Concentration and Ventilator Performance Using a Modification to the Metaneb Circuit—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • Validating Performance Characteristics of the Airon Pneuton a Pneumatic Transport / MRI Ventilator—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • Engineering a Platform Device to Deliver Budesonide Nanocluster Dry Powders Using a Mechanical Ventilator—Nashwa El-Gendy PhD, Lawrence KS
  • Measurement of Carbon Dioxide Elimination During High-Frequency Jet Ventilation: a Bench Study—Craig R Wheeler Jr RRT, Boston MA
  • A Comparison of the Accuracy of Delivered Tidal Volumes on the Dräger XL and the Servo-i Ventilators at Low Tidal Volume Settings—Jerrold Judd RRT, Aurora CO
  • Tidal Volume and Minute Volume Delivery From 2-ICU Ventilators in Volume Cycled Mode Compared to 5-Transport Ventilators—Paul F Nuccio MSc RRT FAARC, Boston MA
  • Comparing Tidal Volume and Minute Volume Delivery in 2 ICU-Ventilators With 5-Transport Ventilators During Time-Cycled-Pressure-Control Mode—Philip Delcore RRT, Boston MA
  • Patient Safety in Ventilator Care Using Ulnar Length to Estimate Patient Height—Brent D Kenney BSRT RRT FAARC, Springfield MO
  • Reducing Delays in Spontaneous Breathing Trials After a Positive Daily Screen—Brent D Kenney BSRT RRT FAARC, Springfield MO

OPEN FORUM #2: Aerosols/Drugs—Part 1

Saturday, November 16, 3:15 pm – 5:10 pm
  • Evaluation of the Knowledge of Pharmacists on the Use of MDI and DPI—Hoang Vu CRT, Mobile AL
  • The Effect of Adapting Nebulizers to Oxygen Masks on Hypopharyngeal FIO2 and Aerosol Delivery—Tim Op’t Holt EdD RRT AE-C FAARC, Mobile AL
  • Nebulizer Cleaning Process in the Adult Acute Care Setting—Michelle Spradling RRT, Erlanger KY
  • The Impact of Different Closed Suction Catheter Designs and pMDI Adapters/Spacers on Aerosol Delivery in Simulated Adult Mechanical Ventilation With ‘Wet’ and ‘Dry’ Exhalation—Jacqueline P Williams RRT, Atlanta GA
  • Aerosolized Antifungal Agents for Mechanically Ventilated Patients on Nitric Oxide—Sherwin E Morgan RRT, Chicago IL
  • In Vitro Evaluation the Aerosol Delivery of Jet Nebulizer at 3 Locations During Mechanical Ventilation—Hsin-Chun Liu RRT, Zhongli City Taoyuan Taiwan
  • The Effect of Reservoir Design on Inhaled Aerosol for Small Volume Nebulizers—John Bennett, Cleveland OH
  • Aerosol Delivery With Different FIO2 Using an Unheated Large Volume Humidifier to an Adult Lung Model With Tracheostomy Arzu Ari—PhD RRT PT CPFT FAARC, Atlanta GA
  • Evaluation of the Circulaire II Aerosol Drug Delivery Systems for Micro-Biological Contamination—Mark Grzeskowiak RRT FAARC, Long Beach CA
  • Comparison of Aerosol Delivery via Aerogen Micropump on the Dry Side Versus the Wet Side of the Heater—Jennah Hollen RRT AE-C, Columubs OH
  • HFA MDI Actuator Obstruction—Suzan Herzig RRT, San Diego CA

OPEN FORUM #3: Airways Care—Part 1

Saturday, November 16, 3:15 pm – 5:10 pm
  • Endotrachael Tube Occlusion With an In-Line Suction Catheter: A Bench Study—Scott M Pettinichi MEd RRT-NPS AE-C, Washington DC
  • Conscious Sedation With Midazolam and Dezocine in Diagnostic Flexible Bronchoscopy: Alleviates Patient Discomfort and Improves Satisfaction—Xiaoke Chen, Shenzhen Guangdong China
  • Endotracheal Tube Collapse Potential in an Artificial Airway Model—Blake G Hagen RRT RPFT, Edina MN
  • Performance Evaluation of Airway Medix Closed Suction System Compared With a Standard Closed Suction System—Nimrod Adi MD, Rehovot Israel
  • Comparison of Two Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure Devices: Acapella Versus RC Cornet—Sherry Babic RRT, Cleveland OH
  • Clinical Staff Confidence in Providing Care and Management of Patients With a Tracheostomy—Victoria M Martin RRT-NPS RPFT, Cincinnati OH
  • Incentive Spirometry (IS) Best Practice Comparison of Procedural Volumes After Implementation of New Protocol—Carrie M Winberg RRT, Sandy UT
  • Secretion Mobilization Best Practice Comparison After Implementation of New Protocol—Carrie M Winberg RRT, Sandy UT
  • Positioning and Verification of Neutral Head Position: Does It Favorably Impact Endotracheal Tube Repositioning?—Jenny Noland RRT, Ann Arbor MI
  • Estimating Native Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure in an Artificial Pilot Balloon Model—William M LeTourneau RRT, Edina MN
  • Effects of Cough With High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) for Airway Clearance—Tetsuo Miyagawa PhD RRT, Yokohama Kanagawa Japan
  • The Effect of Condensation on Cuff Pressure—William R Howard BSRT RRT MBA, Boston MA
  • Can a Commercially Available Device Restore the Flow Resistive Properties of an Endotracheal Tube to Pre-Use Conditions?—Thomas Heaney, Smyrna DE
  • Utilization of a Tracheostomy Decannulation Protocol—Erika Abmas RRT AE-C, Dallas TX

OPEN FORUM #4: Ventilation/Ventilators—Part 2

Sunday, November 17, 10:00 am – 11:55 am
  • Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV) Utilization in an Academic Emergency Department (ED)—Andrew G Miller RRT, Durham NC
  • Rapid Process Improvement to Increase Surveillance for Patients Ready for Extubation Around the Clock—John S Emberger Jr RRT FAARC, Newark DE
  • Extubation Outcomes for Patients Recieving More Than One Spontaneous Breathing Trial (SBT) Per Day—John S Emberger Jr RRT FAARC, Newark DE
  • The Use of Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) in an Academic Medical Center—Dean A VanHart RRT, Durham NC
  • Accuracy of Exhaled Tidal Volume (Measured and Estimated) of Two Subacute/Home Care Ventilators in a Simulated Neonate/Infant Model—Gerald Moody RRT-NPS AE-C, Richardson TX
  • Effect of Increasing Patient Effort Simulated With an Electronic Test Lung on Tidal Volume During a Spontaneous Breathing Trial With Automatic Tube Compensation—Lonny R Niejadlik, Boise ID
  • A 5-Year Follow Up After Application of Non-Invasive Ventilator Support in Patients With Neuromuscular Disease—Miri Suh MD, Seoul Republic of Korea
  • Effects of Hamilton G5 Flow Sensor on Aerosol Delivery—Paul F Nuccio RRT FAARC, Boston MA
  • Portable Ventilators at Altitude—Thomas C Blakeman MSc RRT, Cincinnati OH
  • Occult Biological Contamination of Dräger Neonatal Flow Sensors—John Salyer RRT-NPS MBA FAARC, Seattle WA
  • Prophylactic CPAP Application in Post Extubation Cardiothoracic Open Heart Patients—Lawrence B Cole RRT, Duvall WA
  • The Impact of Clinical Trials: A Survey on the Use of HFOV—Meagan N Dubosky BSRT RRT-NPS AE-C, Chicago IL
  • Characteristics of Delivered Tidal Volumes During Nasal Cannula IMV: a Bench Study in an Infant Model—Edward Guerrero RRT-NPS, Conoga Park CA
  • Effect of Increasing Amplitude Using an Electronic Lung Simulator on Tidal Volume and Peak Inspiratory Pressure During Adaptive Pressure Control—Troy Lempesis, Boise ID
  • Obesity Affects Work of Breathing During Spontaneous Breathing Trials Using Proportional Assist Ventilation—Terry L Forrette RRT MHS, Mandeville LA

OPEN FORUM #5: Case Reports

Sunday, November 17, 10:00 am – 11:55 am
  • The Use of Inhaled Isoflurane for Treating Severe Refractory Status Asthmaticus: a Case Study—Aaron Roebuck BSRT, Frederick MD
  • Rare Airway Anomaly Associated With Jarcho-Levin Syndrome: a Case Presentation—Tessa Lowry, Youngstown OH
  • Challenges in Ventilating an Infant With Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy—Kim Robbins RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • ECMO and Independent Lung Ventilation in an Adolescent Male Post All-Terrain Vehicle Accident—Jennifer Cumming RRT-NPS, Little Rock AR
  • It Was Not Asthma!—Paul Britton RRT, Little Rock AR
  • Pulmonary Interstitial Glycogenosis Associated With Respiratory Insufficiency—Josh Story RRT, Little Rock AR
  • A Case Study: Use of NAVA in an Asynchronous Patient With COPD—Patricia A Dailey RRT, Springfield MA
  • Unilateral Pulmonary Agenesis: A Case Report—Sherry Barnhart RRT-NPS FAARC, Little Rock AR
  • Active-Assisted Deep Breathing. From Intensive Care to Home Care: A Novel Approach in Respiratory Care for Patients With Neuromuscular Disorders—Hilda Perry PT, Vancouver BC Canada
  • Whole Lung Lavage in a 52 Year Old Male With Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis—Richard M Hoskins RRT-NPS CPFT, Plano TX
  • Anaphylactoid Syndrome of Pregnancy: Usually a Catastrophic Complication for Mother and Infant—April L Gochberg PhD RRT-ACCS, Cincinnati OH
  • Trial of a Standard Guideline to Manage Ventilation Mask Related Pressure Sore—Shu Wah Ng MSc RN, Hong Kong
  • Episodic Hypotension Associated With 1.0 FIO2 Delivery During Sepsis and ARDS—Karsten Roberts RRT, San Francisco CA
  • Tracheopathia Osteochondroplastica—Nathan A Zappia BSRC CRT, Lowellville OH
  • Rare Presentation of a Tracheal Esophageal Fistula: A Case Report—Kymberly Hoffman, Youngstown OH

OPEN FORUM #6: Airways Care—Part 2

Sunday, November 17, 12:30 pm – 2:25 pm
  • Early Experience With a Respiratory Therapist Driven Tracheostomy Tube Management Protocol—Joel Ray RRT, Seattle WA
  • An In Vitro Evaluation of Endotracheal Tube Cuff Leak and Suction Performance Using a Bio-Realistic Model—Sarah K Rozycki, Richmond VA
  • Esopahageal Intubation of a Patient in the Field Corrected in the Emergency Room With Successful Outcome—Cherian K Paily MSc RRT, Chicago IL
  • Reducing Unplanned Extubations in a Quaternary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Is it as Easy as Communicating With Each Other?—Darren Bullock RRT-NPS, Aurora CO
  • Evaluation of the Hamilton Medical IntelliCuff versus Manually Setting ETT Cuff Pressures During Simulated Mechanical Ventilation—Christopher T Chenelle, Boston MA
  • Validation of Feasibility and Functionality of a Video-Laryngoscope Equipped With Ventilation Feature—Jun Oto MD PhD, Boston MA
  • The Role of Acoustic Reflectometry in Evaluation of Endotracheal Tube Patency: An ‘In-Vitro’ Comparison of Assessment Techniques Used to Evaluate Airway Resistance Caused by Endotracheal Tube Biofilm Formation—Heather K Thomas CRT, Newark DE
  • Measured Expiratory Resistance of the Blue and Green Acapella Devices AS Setting Is Increased From 1–5; Amplitude 20 30 40—Scott Hawkins, Boise ID
  • Initial Experience With an Airway Management Catheter to Clear Partial Endotracheal Tube—John S Emberger Jr RRT FAARC, Newark DE
  • In-Vitro Evaluation of Two Different Neonatal Endotracheal Tube Securing Devices on Imposed Work of Breathing—David Conomon RRT, Newark DE
  • The Effect of Imposed Work of Breathing on Spontaneous Breathing Trial Results and Bedside Decision Making in an In-Vitro Adult Model of Spontaneous Breathing—Tom Blackson RRT, Newark DE
  • Minimizing Endotracheal Tube Cuff Leak—Mark Grzeskowiak RRT FAARC, Long Beach CA
  • Objects in GlideScope Are Closer Than They Appear—Mike Robertson MHA RRT-NPS, Chillicothe OH

OPEN FORUM #7: Neonatal/Pediatrics—Part 1

Sunday, November 17, 12:30 pm – 2:25 pm
  • Evaluation of Respiratory Outcomes in Pre-Term Infants Receiving Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (nCPAP) Versus Surfactant and Mechanical Ventilation During Transport—Linda M Jacobs MPH RRT-NPS, Fort Worth TX
  • A Novel Delivery Method for Medication in a Pediatric Patient With Respiratory Distress From Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP)—Heather McKelvy BSRT RRT, Palo Alto CA
  • Evaluation of Implementation of Standardized RT Skin Management During Non-Invasive Ventilation in a Children’s Hospital—Lauren E Hutchison BHSc RRT-NPS, Cincinnati OH
  • Respiratory Mechanics With a RAM Cannula in a Spontaneously Breathing Lung Model—Jeffrey W Wright BSRT RRT-NPS, West Valley City UT
  • The Effect of Increasing NAVA Levels on Peak Pressures and Electrical Activity of the Diaphragm in Premature Neonates—Kimberly S Firestone RRT, Akron OH
  • Implementation of Best Practice Strategies to Decrease Unplanned Extubations in the Neonate—Shari A Toomey RRT-NPS MBA, Hardy VA
  • Comparison of Complications Between Cuffed and Uncuffed Endotracheal Tubes in the Cardiac Neonatal Population Less Than 5kg—Ginger Weido RRT-NPS, Lilburn GA
  • Standardizing a Method for Safely and Effectively Predicting Successful Extubation in Neonates—Timothy H Roark RRT-NPS, Corbin KY
  • The Impact of an RT Developing Skills to Perform Quantitative Analysis of Ventilation in a Pediatric Long Term Transitional Care Unit—Carolyn McHendry BSHSc RRT-NPS, Independence KY
  • The Use of the ASL 5000 to Validate Pediatric and Neonatal Normal and Disease State Lung Models—Amanda Dexter MS, Chicago IL
  • Laboratory Investigation of 4 Portable Ventilators Using Pediatric and Infant Lung Models—Amy Grant MSc CRT, Chicago IL
  • Evaluation of an Increase in Flow Versus Pressure Limit in a Time Cycled Pressure Limited Transport Ventilator—Karen M Muirhead RRT-NPS, Newark DE
  • Decreasing the Infant Mortality Rate in Guyana South America: the International Training of a NICU Nurse—Stacy L Hubbard RRT BSRT, Columbus OH
  • Survey of Protocol Use and Experience Among Children’s Hospitals—Joyce Baker MBA RRT-NPS AE-C, Aurora CO
  • Evaluation of Implementation of Breath Stacking Therapy Into Clinical Practice in a Children’s Hospital—Susan Allgeier RRT, Cincinnati OH
  • Non-Invasive Trending of CO2 in Neonates Requiring Low-Flow Oxygen Therapy: Comparison of EtCO2 to PcCO2—David Kissin RRT-NPS ACCS, Portland ME
  • Effects of Pneumonia on Clinical Outcomes in Burned Children With Inhalation Injury—Ronald Mlcak PhD MBA RRT, Galveston TX

OPEN FORUM #8: Aerosols/Drugs—Part 2

Sunday, November 17, 3:10 pm – 5:05 pm
  • Comparison of Aerosolized Albulterol and Colistin Delivery via Mechanical Ventilation—Hui-Ling Lin MSc RRT RN FAARC, Taoyuan Taiwan
  • Influence of Metered-Dose Inhaler Delivery Using Different Mechanical Ventilators—Hui-Ling Lin MSc RRT RN FAARC, Taoyuan Taiwan
  • Evaluation of Environmental Exposure of Amikacin Inhale (Pulmonary Drug Delivery System) With Amikacin Inhalation Solution—Richard D Branson MSc RRT FAARC, Cincinnati OH
  • Impact of a Novel Vibrating Mesh Nebulizer on Ventilator Function: a Bench Trial—Carl Hinkson MS FAARC, Seattle WA
  • Comparison of Aerosol Drug Delivery to a Naso-Pharyngeal Replica via Two Valved Holding Chambers (VHC) With Facemask via Next Generation Cascade Impactor—Robert M DiBlasi RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA
  • Comparison of Aerosol Drug Delivery to a Naso-Pharyngeal Replica via Two Valved Holding Chambers (VHC) With Facemask via Breath Simulation—Robert M DiBlasi RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA
  • Management of Severe Hyperkalemia With High Dose of Albuterol Sulfate Nebulized Over One Hour—Cherian K Paily MSc RRT, Chicago IL
  • Evaluation of a Bleed-in Nitric Oxide Delivery Method During an MRI—Chad E Weagraff RRT, Richmond Heights OH
  • Effect of Ventilator Mode on Aerosol Delivery—John W Newhart RRT, San Diego CA
  • The Effect of Nebulizer Placement in the Ventilator Circuit on Aerosol Delivery—John W Newhart RRT, San Diego CA
  • Effect of Nebulizer Placement on Aerosol Delivery Efficiency in a Mechanically Ventilated Infant Model—Justin Hotz RRT-NPS, Thousand Oaks CA

OPEN FORUM #9: Education—Part 1

Sunday, November 17, 3:10 pm – 5:05 pm
  • The Interest of Utah Respiratory Therapists and Respiratory Therapy Students in Pursuing an Online Masters of Science in Respiratory Therapy Degree—Lisa M Trujillo RRT DHSc, Ogden UT
  • Perceptions of Cardiorespiratory Care Students on Their Clinical Preceptors—Tomasina Burrelli CRT, Mobile AL
  • A Needs Assessment of Tobacco Use Among LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) Young Adults in Columbus OH—Crystal L Dunlevy EdD, Columbus OH
  • Features of RT Textbooks That Facilitate Student Usage and Learning—Kelei Morris CRT, Mobile AL
  • Effects of an Interprofessional Simulation Activity to Improve Students’ Perceptions of Other Healthcare Professions—Chase Poulsen PhD RRT-NPS, Roanoke VA
  • Peer Assisted Learning in Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory: An Ultrahybrid Design Using Health Professions Students—George A Steer PhD RRT, Roanoke VA
  • The Impact of Increasing Entry-Level Respiratory Care Education Standards on the Socio-Economic Diversity of Potential Applicants—Xuan Nguyen RRT MSc, Minnetonka MN
  • Interprofessional Education: the Attitudes of Respiratory Care Nursing and Clinical Laboratory Sciences Students to Shared Learning at Prince Sultan Military College of Health Sciences in Dhahran Saudi Arabia—Ibrahim A Albalawi BSRT RRT, Dhahran Saudi Arabia
  • High-Fidelity and Low-Fidelity Simulation: Does Fidelity Effect the Self-Efficacy and Learning Outcomes of Associate Degree-Seeking Respiratory Care and Nursing Students?—Luster Fowler PhD RRT MBA, Indianapolis IN
  • A State-Wide Survey of Respiratory Therapist Support for Baccalaureate Entry-Level Educational Standards—Daniel J Grady RRT MEd FAARC, Asheville NC
  • Improving Discharge Efficiency and Effectiveness for Asthma Patients Through Earlier Initiation of Discharge Education—Mary K Walsh RRT-NPS AE-C, Aurora CO
  • Effectiveness of Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) Patient Educational Handouts on Correcting Device Use in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patient Population and Their Ability to Generate Adequate Peak Inspiratory Flow Rates (PIFR) to Properly Use the Device—Archana B Patel MScRC RRT-NPS, Chicago IL
  • Utilization of a Lecture Series to Enhance Departmental Education Initiatives—Matthew Trojanowski MSc RRT, Abingdon MD
  • Needs Assessment for Tracheostomy Curricular Resources—Cory E Martin EdS, Gallatin TN

OPEN FORUM #10: Ventilation/Ventilators—Part 3

Monday, November 18, 9:30 am – 11:25 am
  • A Comparison of Vision vs. V60 NIV Outcomes Data for COPD Patients: One Hospital’s Experience—Diane Brenessel RRT AE-C, Honolulu HI
  • Tracking Trajectory and Triggering Intensive Care Unit Ventilator Data—Brian K Walsh RRT-NPS RPFT MBA FAARC, Boston MA
  • APRV Utilization and Clinical Management Strategies: a Survey of Clinical Practice—Andrew G Miller RRT, Durham NC
  • Comparison of Predicted Anatomic Deadspace and Measured Deadspace During Mechanical Ventilation Using the Dräger Evita Infinity V500—Akio Kinoshita, Urayasu Japan
  • Performance of the TXP in a Hypobaric Environment—Dario Rodriquez Jr MSc RRT FAARC, Cincinnati OH
  • Application of ECLS & Lung Recruitment via HFPV & Bronchoscopy—Rita Giordano RRT-NPS, Collingswood NJ
  • Adaptive Support Ventilation Reduces the Number of Ventilator Changes From Initiation to Liberation—Kenneth Miller RRT-NPS MEd AE-C, Bath PA
  • The Exploration of Planned Extubation of a Southern Medical Center in Taiwan—Li-Ting Kao RRT, Tainan Taiwan
  • Acute Lung Injury Caused by High Tidal Volume: the Experience From Rat Animal Model—Chin-Ming Chen MD, Tainan Taiwan
  • Comparison of Pressure Support and Proportional Assist Ventilation Plus for Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation in Critically Ill Patients—Sanjay Sasikumar MSc, Manipal Karnataka India
  • Efficacy of Recruitment Manoeuvre With or Without Antiderecruitment Strategy in ARDS Patients: a Prospective Study—Heera Lal Mahto MScRT, Manipal Karnataka India
  • A Bench Study Comparison of Liter Flows and Targeted Positive End Expiratory Pressure Levels When Utilizing a Flow-Inflating Resuscitation Bag—Abby Motz MSc RRT-NPS, Cincinnati OH
  • Rate of Pressure Ulcer Development Associated With Non-Invasive Ventilation: Opportunity for Improvement—Lisa M Cracchiolo RRT AE-C, St. Louis MO

OPEN FORUM #11: Management—Part 1

Monday, November 18, 9:30 am – 11:25 am
  • Discharge Time Out for Care Coordination—Kathy Werner, Warrensville Heights OH
  • Not My Job? Not Anymore. How One Healthcare System’s Respiratory Care Department Contributed to Improving Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Scores for the Pain Management Domain—Jimmie Hemmingway RRT, Carrollton TX
  • A Nurse-Led Caring Program Reduce for COPD Patients With HF Symptoms in Hong Kong—Pui Fan Chan RN, Hong Kong
  • An Early Ambulation Time & Motion Study in High Acuity Patients: Pre During and Post Time Variables: 1 of 5—Kimberly J Bennion MSc RRT CHC, Salt Lake City UT
  • An Early Ambulation (EA) Time and Motion Study in High Acuity Patients: Patient Demographics Lines/Tubing Equipment/Supplies and Time Requirements: 4 of 5—Scott Daniel RRT, Salt Lake City UT
  • An Early Ambulation (EA) Time and Motion Study in High Acuity Patients: Patient Demographics EA Area Score Staff Requirements and Time Variables: 5 of 5—Scott Daniel RRT, Salt Lake City UT
  • A State-Wide Survey of Management Support for Increasing Respiratory Therapist Educational Standards—Daniel J Grady RRT MEd FAARC, Asheville NC
  • Validation of Relative Value Unit Metrics for an 800 Bed Respiratory Care Department—Daniel J Grady RRT MEd FAARC, Asheville NC
  • Respiratory Care Service (RCS) Demographic Survey of 18 Corporate Acute Care Hospitals in Utah and Idaho Studying RCS Gaps for Strategic Planning: 4 of 4—Steve Abplanalp RRT MBA, Salt Lake City UT
  • The PDCA Cycle: an Optimal Quality Improvement (QI) Tool in Respiratory Care: the UAE Experience—Noel S Tiburcio PhD RRT-NPS RMT Al Ain Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
  • Creating a Tracking System for Clinical Ladder Competencies and Activities—Jan E Phillips-Clar RRT FAARC, La Jolla CA
  • A Comparison of Acuity With the Utilization of Selected in-Patient Respiratory Care Resources Over 7 Days for Pediatric Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation—Ronald Urban RRT-NPS CPFT, Worth IL
  • Breaking the 30% Survival Rate Window: Impact of the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines on In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival With Favorable Neurological Function—Ken Thigpen RRT FAARC, Jackson MS

OPEN FORUM #12: Asthma and Pulmonary Disease

Monday, November 18, 9:30 am – 11:25 am
  • Effects of a Pneumonia Pathway on Hospital Readmisson Rates—Melissa Ash RRT-ACCS AE-C, Downingtown PA
  • Effects of Alcohol Wipe and Foam Disinfectant on Microbes That Harbor on Stethoscopes—Rayan Siraj CRT, Mobile AL
  • Parental Knowledge Improved After Open Airways for Schools Program—Tim Op’t Holt EdD RRT AE-C FAARC, Mobile AL
  • Improved Asthma Outcomes in Elementary School Students Following the Open Airways for Schools Program—Tim Op’t Holt EdD RRT AE-C FAARC, Mobile AL
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Education and Training by Respiratory Care Practitioners Decreases Healthcare Utilization and Improves Patient Outcomes—Krystal M Craddock RRT-NPS, Elk Grove CA
  • Effectiveness of Asthma Education in Grades K-6—Sarah Navarra RRT BSRC, Youngstown OH
  • Nocturnal Desaturation as an Indicative Feature of Stable COPD Patients a Prospective Open-Label Observational Study—Vera Baturova, Moscow Russia
  • Effectiveness of a Chronic Pulmonary Disease Clinic on Emergency Department and Inpatient Admission Rates—Robert Drumm RRT-NPS AE-C, Colorado Springs CO
  • A Nurse-Led COPD Program in Hong Kong—Shu Wah Ng MSc RN, Hong Kong
  • Use of a Lung Simulator to Evaluate the Performance Characteristics of Oscillatory Positive Pressure Devices—Diane K Dunn RRT, Akron OH
  • The Use of the Asthma Blues Educational Program and Device Teaching to Improve Asthma Knowledge and Self-Management Skills—Kaynat Saiyed MSc RRT, Chicago IL
  • The Effect of Humidity on the Biophysical Properties of Cystic Fibrosis Sputum—Jennifer L Bradley, Richmond VA
  • Are We Actively Looking for the Comorbidities Commonly Associated With COPD as Recommended by the GOLD Guidelines?—Navitha Ramesh MD, Rochester NY
  • A siRNA Molecular Beacon Theranostic for Latent Tuberculosis—Jonathan B Waugh PhD RRT RPFT FAARC Birmingham AL
  • Additive Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Roflumilast With Long Acting Beta-Agonists (LABA) in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Meta-Analysis—Rachell Ann Cruz Siute MD, Quezon City Philippines
  • The Effectiveness of a Structured Education Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme for Improving the Health Status of People With Moderate and Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care: the Prince Cluster Randomised Trial—Kathy Murphy PhD MSc RN, Galway Ireland
  • Evaluation of Initial Modified Pulmonary Index Score (MPIS) to Predict Hospital Admission for Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations—Andrew G Miller RRT, Durham NC
  • Implementation of a Standing Order Set Improves Time to Treatment in Pediatric Patients With Severe Asthma Exacerbations—Andrew G Miller RRT, Durham NC

OPEN FORUM #13: Neonatal/Pediatrics—Part 2

Monday, November 18, 12:30 pm – 2:25 pm
  • Gender Differences in Pediatric Burn Patients With Inhalation Injury—Ronald Mlcak PhD MBA RRT, Galveston TX
  • Achieving Effective Mask Fit in Pediatric Patients—Cynthia C White MSc RRT-NPS FAARC, Cincinatti OH
  • The Process of Introducing Cultural Change Within a Level III NICU—Shari Ann Toomey MBA, Hardy VA
  • Carbon Dioxide Elimination Based Resting Energy Expenditure and Metabolic State Diagnosis in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: a Multi-Center Validation—Craig D Smallwood RRT-NPS, Boston MA
  • Volumetric Carbon Dioxide Elimination in Mechanically Ventilated Children and Adults—Craig D Smallwood RRT-NPS, Boston MA
  • Continuous Infusion of Tissue Plasminogen Activator During Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Life Support for Treatment of Massive Pulmonary Embolus—Susan A Roark RRT-NPS BSRT, Atlanta GA
  • Retrospective Comparison of High Frequency Percussive Ventilation (HFPV) Using the VDR-4 With Conventional Ventilation Using the Dräger XLT in Pediatric Patients With Respiratory Syncytial Virus—Jeff L Heltborg RRT, Portland OR
  • Effects of Frequency (F) and Tidal Volume (VT) on CO2 Elimination (VCO2) During High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) in a Healthy Neonatal Piglet Model—Robert Gillette MD MA, San Antonio TX
  • Comparison of High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation (HFOV) to High Frequency Percussive Ventilation (HFPV) in a Neonatal Piglet Model of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)—Robert Gillette MD MA, San Antonio TX
  • Neonatal Respiratory Rounds Can Improve Staff Satisfaction and Timeliness of Interventions—Irene C Genet RRT, Akron OH
  • Implementation of a Congenital Heart Disease Screening Protocol Using Pulse Oximetry—Stephanie Vickrey RRT, Indianapolis IN
  • Evaluation of the Modified Insure Method on Intubated Days and Reintubation Rates—Bonnie Powell RRT BSRC, Youngstown OH
  • Use of High Flow Nasal Cannula Is Associated With Longer Length of Stay in an All Referral NICU—Kimberly Farney RRT-NPS, Columbus OH
  • The Effect of Flow Driven Nebulizers on Triggering During Ventilation With the Philips Respironics Trilogy Ventilator—Dave N Crotwell RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA
  • Non-Invasive Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) Ventilation in a Young Infant—Pavanasam Ramesh MD FRCPCH, Stoke on Trent United Kingdom
  • Respiratory Benefits of T-Piece Resuscitator and Early CPAP in the Delivery Room—Paula J Lussier RRT-NPS, Glenview IL
  • Development and Implementation of a Newborn Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program—Tamra L Kelly RRT-NPS, Roseville CA
  • Comparison of Two Volume Targeted Neonatal Algorithms When Switching Between Triggered and Non-Triggered Breaths—Kathleen Bonis RRT, Newark DE
  • Decreasing Unplanned Extubations in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: a Multi-Disciplinary Approach—Dana Evans MHA RRT-NPS AE-C, St. Louis MO

OPEN FORUM #14: Diagnostics, Sleep, and Pulmonary Rehab

Monday, November 18, 12:30 pm – 2:25 pm
  • Compliance With Recommended Non-Pharmacological Management in COPD Patients—Navitha Ramesh MD, Rochester NY
  • Non-Bronchoscopic Bronchial Alveolar Lavage: A Safe and Cost Effective Procedure for Early Detection and Treatment of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) as Well as Other Pulmonary Infections. A Seven Year 5000 Procedures Study—Cherian K Paily MSc, Chicago IL
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy in Immunocompromised Patients—Ana Cristina Vallejo MSc RRT, Chicago IL
  • Evaluation of Screening Spirometry in Military Personnel—Georgette Haislip RRT CPFT, San Antonio TX
  • Comparison of FIO2 in Three High Altitude Simulation Test Interfaces—Sasha Cook RRT, Springfield MO
  • Comparison of Sampler Filling Times Among Selected Arterial Blood Samplers—Christine McMillen RRT BSRT, Loveland OH
  • Comparison of Two Devices on the Measurement of Nasal Nitric Oxide—Carl D Mottram RRT RPFT FAARC, Rochester MN
  • Pulmonary Rehab Participation and Its Effect on Patient Outcomes and 30 Day Hospital Readmissions—Melinda A Hester RRT, Papillion NE
  • Comparison of Supervised Ground and Treadmill Walk Training in Patients With Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients—Baskaran Chandrasekaran MSc, Coimbatore India
  • Home Mechanical Ventilation in Patients With Non-Neuromuscular Causes of Ventilatory Impairment—Donghyun Kim PhD, Seoul Republic of Korea
  • Pulmonary Function of Myotonic Dystrophy With Chronic Ventilatory Failure—DongHyun Kim MD PhD, Seoul Republic of Korea
  • Results of an Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program on Exercise Tolerance and Health-Related Quality of Life—Kimberly Clark EdD RRT-NPS, Charlotte NC

OPEN FORUM #15: Monitoring/Equipment

Monday, November 18th, 12:30 pm – 2:25 pm
  • Phase II of a Multi-Phase Interdisciplinary Study Aimed at Reducing Endotracheal Tube Device-Related Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers in CCU Patients—Charez Norris RRT, Phoenix AZ
  • Designing a New Nasal CPAP Headgear—Vrati Bagia MSc RRT, Skokie IL Comparison of iPad/iPhone SpO2 Devices to a Traditional Pulse Oximeter—Kristie McCoy CRT BSRT, Springfield MO
  • Comparison of VD/VT and Mean Expired CO2 Measurements Using the Care Fusion Avea Ventilator vs the Respironics NICO 2 Monitor—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • Comparison of Mean Expired CO2 Measurements Calculated Using the Hamilton G5 Ventilator Volumetric Capnography vs the Respironics NICO 2 Monitor—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • Are We Suctioning the Life Out of Our Ventilated Patients?—Denise Acevedo CRT, San Antonio TX
  • Controlling ETT Cuff Pressure During Mechanical Ventilation With Continuous Cuff Regulation Devices—William R Howard RRT MBA BSRT, Boston MA
  • Clinical Evaluation of End Tidal CO2 Measurement During Noninvasive Ventilation—Joseph Orr PhD, Salt Lake City UT
  • Successful Utilization of Telemedicine to Provide Specialty Care to Rural Locations—Joyce Baker RRT-NPS AE-C MBA, Aurora CO
  • The Effects of In-Line Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation on Delivered Inhaled Nitric Oxide During Mechanical Ventilation—Nancy Johnson RRT-NPS, Medina OH
  • The Effects of Positioning an In-Line Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation Circuit on Measured Mean Airway Pressure During Mechanical Ventilation—Nancy Johnson RRT-NPS, Medina OH
  • The Effects of Circuit Selection on Flow and Tidal Volume Using the RAM Cannula and the Trilogy Ventilator—Nancy Johnson RRT-NPS, Medina OH
  • Impact of Sudden Changes in Oxygenation on the Measurement of Non-Invasive Hemoglobin (SpHgb)—Dina Gomaa RRT, Cincinnati OH
  • Trend Setters: Optimizing Noninvasive Ventilation in Patients With ALS—Leo Wittnebel MSc PhD RRT, San Antonio TX
  • Continuous Pulse Oximetry Monitoring With Clinician Notification Is Associated With Lower Patient Mortality in Post-Surgical/Medical Patients—Jon Carlson HCA RRT, Buffalo NY
  • Performance Comparison of Oxygen Delivery Devices in Patients With Varying Inspiratory Demands—Gwendolyn Hinten, Boise ID
  • Tracheal Intracuff Monitoring: Balance Between Leak and Overinflation—Leslie M Gonzalez RRT, San Antonio TX
  • Are We Consistently Doing Something Wrong When Setting Ventilator Alarms? A Comparison Between Practices in Two Countries—Andrew Tate CRT, San Antonio TX
  • Ventilator Alarms: the Sound of Silence Around the Clock—Andrew Tate CRT, San Antonio TX
  • A Survey of Public Perception on Pulse Oximeter Applications Designed for iPhone/iPads—Rebbecca Loveland CRT, Springfield MO

Open Forum #16: Education—Part 2

Monday, November 18, 3:15 pm – 5:10 pm
  • An Interprofessional Simulation Activity to Provide Early Mobilization of the Ventilated Patient in an ICU Setting—Jose D Rojas PhD RRT, Galveston TX
  • Clinical Preceptor Training Program to Measure and Evaluate Inter-Rater Reliability—Jose D Rojas PhD RRT, Galveston TX
  • “I Can Do It!” Improving Staff Confidence Through Simulated Learning—Ben Downs RRT-NPS, Little Rock AR
  • Use of Human Patient Simulation to Improve Critical Thinking and Performance on the CSE—Tammy Babcock MHA RRT-NPS, Galveston TX
  • Introduction of Computerized Tomography to Respiratory Therapy Students in a Basic Patient Assessment Course: A Case Study—Robert B Murray MSc RRT, Atlanta GA
  • Credentialing Success in Respiratory Therapy Education: Revisiting Bourdieu’s Concepts of Field and Capital—Karen L Shaw PhD RRT-NPS RPFT AE-C, Las Vegas NV
  • Evaluation of Interprofessional Learning Through a Ventilator Bundle Patient Case Simulation—Tonya Cook MEd RRT, Little Rock AR
  • Improving Inservice Attendance and Staff Satisfaction—Elsie Collado-Koman RRT MBA-HCM, San Diego CA
  • Inter-Professional Multi-Patient Clinical Simulation by Health Sciences Students—Georgianna Sergakis PhD, Columbus OH
  • The Relationship Between Respiratory Care Educational Program Director Leadership Style and CRT vs. RRT Credentialing Success Program Attrition and Job Placement—Jo Bartel MSc RRT-NPS, Oak Park IL
  • How End of Life Ventilator Management Protocols Can Enhance the Opportunity for Potential Organ Donation—Tammy L Kundinger RRT, Madison WI
  • Pulmonary Embolism or Primary Pulmonary Artery Intimal Sarcoma: A Diagnostic Challenge—Navitha Ramesh MD, Rochester NY
  • 2+2 Asthma Education Crew—Donna Gardner MSc RRT FAARC, San Antonio TX
  • Redevelopment and Reimplementation of the Post-Op Heart Surgery Rapid Wean Protocol—Theodore S Vallejos RRT, LA Jolla CA

Open Forum #17: O2 Therapy and Home Care

Monday, November 18, 3:15 pm – 5:10 pm
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation: Reducing Re-Hospitalization Through a Clinical Driven Pathway—Debra A Schuessler CRT, Wichita KS
  • Depression Screening and Transition of Care for Patients Who Have Been Hospitalized for a COPD Exacerbation—Brian W Carlin MD FAARC, Pittsburgh PA
  • COPD Assessment Test (CAT) Scores and Acute Exacerbation History in COPD Patients Enrolled in a Transition of Care Program Following Hospital Discharge From an Exacerbation—Brian W Carlin MD FAARC, Pittsburgh PA
  • Comparative Study of Circuit Pressures and CPAP Effect for Four High Flow Nasal Cannula Devices—Gary R Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • Fraction of Delivered Oxygen Titration by Adjustments in Flow on Four Different Manual Resuscitators—Karen D Laroché RRT, Seattle WA
  • Accuracy and Consistency of Setting Oxygen Flow Meters by Respiratory Therapists in a Healthcare Facility—Suzanne Godbold RRT AE-C BSRT, Little Rock AR
  • Performance Evaluation of Portable Oxygen Concentrators in a Simulated Pediatric Model—Kristianna S Turley RN, St Louis MO
  • Humidification Performance of HIFH Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy: A Bench Study—Yusuke Chikata RRT MSc, Tokushima Japan
  • Comparison of Two Humidifier Systems for the Delivery of Heated High-Flow Nasal Cannula for Infants and Pediatrics—Darren Bullock RRT-NPS, Aurora CO
  • Temperature Comparisons in Three Heated High Flow Nasal Cannulas—Jim Hynson CRT, Little Rock AR
  • Observational Assessment of Heated Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula vs. Standard Nasal Cannula in Post Extubated Patients—Peggy Watts RRT MSc, St. Louis MO
  • Bench Study of the Oxymask at 15 L/Min Using an Oropharynx Catheter—Aaron E Light RRT DHSc, Springfield MO
  • Determining the Effect on FIO2 of Combining the Flows From Two Oxygen Concentrators—William French MA RRT, Kirtland OH
  • Determining the Effect on Flowrate of Combining the Flows From Two Oxygen Concentrators—William French MA RRT, Kirtland OH
  • Comparison of FIO2 in Three Different Non-Rebreathing Masks—Nicole Yannizzi RRT, Springfield MO
  • The Effect of Disease State on Low Flow Oxygen Delivery by Nasal Cannula: Constant Flow vs Portable Oxygen Concentrator—Steven Zhou, Cleveland OH
  • Disease State Lowers FIO2 for Continuous Flow Nasal Cannula But Not for Pulse Dose Portable Oxygen Concentrator—Steven Zhou, Cleveland OH
  • Comparison of Oxygen Delivery Performance in Three Non-Rebreathing Masks Using a Modified Version of the Alveolar Air Equation—Joseph Baclian RRT, Springfield MO
  • Does the Distance or Flow Affect Gas Mixing? A Bench Test of a Gas Manifold—Keith R Hirst MSc RRT-NPS, Chicago IL
  • High Flow Oxygen Devices and Noise Level Safety—Mary Ann Couture MSc RRT-ACCS, South Windsor CT

Open Forum #18: Management—Part 2

Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 am – 10:55 am
  • Utilization of RT Services in Academic Medical Center Adult Emergency Departments—Matthew Trojanowski MSc RRT, Abingdon MD
  • Respiratory Therapy Staffing and Patient Safety in Ohio—Sarah M Varekojis PhD RRT Columbus OH
  • The Prevalence of Workplace Bullying Among Respiratory Therapists in Ohio—Sarah M Varekojis PhD RRT, Columbus OH
  • Overcoming Barriers to Respiratory Therapist Engagement in Implementation of the ABCDE Bundle—Meg Blankinship RRT BSRC, Sacramento CA
  • High Plateau Pressure—A Predictor of High Mortality and Morbidity in Mechanically Ventilated Patients—Cherian K Paily MSc RRT, Chicago IL
  • Protocol Based Respiratory Care Services: Not Necessarily the Expected Results—Russell E Graham RRT CPFT BSRC, Houston TX
  • The Reduction of Nitric Oxide Utilization in an Adult Population: an Example of Collaboration Producing Cost Savings—Thomas M Schaltenbrand RRT MBA, St. Louis MO
  • Management vs. Staff Hiring Committee: Does it Have an Effect on Retention and Staff Morale in an Academic Center—Bhavisha Patel MBA RRT, Houston TX
  • Evaluation of a Staff Hiring Committee: One Year Post Implementation—Bhavisha Patel MBA RRT, Houston TX
  • The Impact of Transitioning From a Weighted Time Standard System to Determine FTE Requirements—Richard M Ford RRT FAARC, San Diego CA
  • Patient Handover Protocol From Intensive Care Unit Effect on Intensive Care Unit Readmission Rate and Predictability of Clinical Variables in Intensive Care Unit Readmitted Patients—John Frattini MD, Chesterfield MO

Open Forum #19 Neonatal/Pediatrics—Part 3

Tuesday, November 19, 9:00 am – 10:55 am
  • Axillary Temperature in Infants Undergoing Chest CT and Pulmonary Function Testing—Courtney R Cira RRT CPFT MSc, Columbus OH
  • Endotracheal Tube Diameter Is Not a Risk Factor for Extubation Failure in Premature Infants—Ryan M Sharkey RRT-NPS BSRT, Charlottesville VA
  • Respiratory Therapists Can Impact the Intensive Care Nursery by Practicing Developmental Care Through Sound Reduction—Renee Bartle RRT, Durham NC
  • Monitoring Changes in Tidal Volume Due to Changes in Lung Mechanics on the VDR-4: A Bench Model—Amanda J Lutz RRT MScRC, Sussex WI
  • Assessment of Safety of Tracheal Intubation Practice in the Pediatric ICU and Development of a Quality Improvement Bundle to Reduce Tracheal Intubation Associated Events—Natalie Napolitano MPH RRT-NPS FAARC, Philadelphia PA
  • Can an Airway Bundle Checklist Improve the Safety of Tracheal Intubation in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit?—Natalie Napolitano MPH RRT-NPS FAARC, Philadelphia PA
  • Can a Nebulizer Be Used to Deliver High Frequency High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) Ventilation?—Mitchell Goldstein MD, Loma Linda CA
  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide in ECLS Sweep Gas to Inhibit Platelet Activation—Christine Bichai RRT-NPS, Seattle WA
  • Combined Iloprost/Inhaled Nitric Oxide Drug Delivery During Infant Mechanical Ventilation: Effect of Sampling Port Type and Nebulizer Location—Robert M DiBlasi RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA
  • Extubation Readiness Test Delay in the NICU—Toni Brooks RRT, Boston MA
  • Continuous High Frequency Oscillation Therapy in Mechanically Ventilated Patients Greater Than Two Years of Age in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit—Stephen R Morgan RRT BSRT, Apex NC
  • Interdisciplinary Process Improvement to Reduce PICU Admission and Urgent Interventions Using High Flow Nasal Cannula on an Acute Care Unit in Infants With Bronchiolitis—Christina Pano RRT-NPS, Milwaukee WI
  • In-Vitro Evaluation of the Pressure Volume Characteristics of a High Fidelity Simulation Manikin for Neonatal Resuscitation Training—Joseph Ciarlo RRT-NPS, Newark DE
  • Divent Decreasing Invasive Ventilator Time in Premature Neonates—Lisa Pappas RRT-NPS BSRT, Salt Lake City UT
  • The Inconsistency of Providing Ventilation With a T-Piece Style Resuscitator: a Bench Model Study—Kenneth Miller RRT-NPS AE-C MEd, Bath PA
  • Evaluation of a Quantified Approach to Optimize Ventilator Support in Chronically Ventilated Pediatric Patients—Carolyn McHendry RRT-NPS BSRT, Cincinnati OH
  • Transition of Respiratory Technology-Dependent Patients From Pediatric to Adult Pulmonology—Denise Willis RRT-NPS, Little Rock AR
  • Successful Tracheal Decannulation in a Child With CCHS—Denise Willis RRT-NPS, Little Rock AR