Respiratory Care Open Forum

Researchers and clinicians present their findings from studies in aerosol therapy, mechanical ventilation, neonatal and pediatric care, education, management, and every practice mode in the profession.

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3:15 pm–5:10 pm (Rooms 18–19)

Open Forum Posters and Discussions #1 • Aerosols; Drugs

Arzu Ari PhD RRT FAARC and Kathleen M Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC/Co-Chairs

  • The Utilization of High Flow Oxygen to Administer Inhaled Pulmonary Vasodilators in Post-operative Left Ventricular Assist Patient Population to Facilitate Extubation—Kenneth Miller MEd, Bath PA
  • Comparison of Vixone and Mistyfast Small Volume Nebulizers—Sue Gole RRT, Cleveland OH
  • Comparison of Aerosol Delivery During Non-invasive Ventilation Using the Hamilton G-5 Ventilator Dual Limb Circuit and the Respironics V-60 Single Limb with Exhalation Port—Philip Delcore, Boston MA
  • Aerosol Delivery with Maxventuri High Flow Nasal Cannula at Different Flow Rates—Philip Delcore, Boston MA
  • Aerosol Delivery During Adult Mechanical Ventilation with Increasingly Smaller Tidal Volumes—Philip Delcore, Boston MA
  • Comparison of Nebulizers in a Simulated Adult Lung Model With and Without Exhaled Humidity During Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation—Arzu Ari PhD RRT FAACR, Atlanta GA
  • Placement of Aeroneb Solo by Respiratory Therapists in the ICU––John Nguyen, Mobile AL
  • Accuracy of Observation of Chest Rise and Movement of the Valve Holding Chamber’s Exhalation Valve to Coordinate Pressurized Metered Dose Inhaler Actuation and Inhalation—Ariel Berlinski MD, Little Rock AR
  • Transitioning to a Breath-Actuated Pneumatic Nebulizer in the ED and In-patient Settings; Experienced Gained from Stakeholders Involved with the Process—Dolly Saunders, Chesapeake VA
  • Comparison of Aerosol Emitted Doses Using Air and Oxygen as Carrier Gases—Ahmed Al Garni, Mobile AL
  • Investigation of Medication Delivery from Small Volume Nebulizers (SVN) and a Breath-Actuated Nebulizer (Ban) Using In-Vivo Generated Breathing Profiles—Judy Schloss RRT-NPS AE-C, Minneapolis MN
  • Vibrating Mesh Nebulizer Compared to Metered Dose Inhaler in Mechanically Ventilated Patients: A Retrospective Study on Outcomes—Meagan Dubosky MSc, Chicago IL
  • Effect of Nebulizer Position on Aerosolized Epoprostenol Delivery in an Adult Lung Model—Allison Anderson, Chicago IL
  • Nebulizer Location and Air Trapping Effects on Aerosol Delivery During Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) in Adult Lung Model—Muhanad Bensaleem MBCHB, Chicago IL
  • Which HME Bypass Results in the Highest Emitted Dose of Aerosol to the Artificial Airway––Tim Op’t Holt EdD RRT AE-C FAARC, Mobile AL

3:15 pm–5:10 pm (Rooms 20–21)

Open Forum Posters and Discussions #2 • Ventilators/Ventilation—Part 1

Richard D Branson MSc RRT FAARC and John D Davies MA RRT FAARC/Co-Chairs

  • Recovery Unit Culture Transformation Improved Outcomes in Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients—Faith Carrier RRT, Muskegon MI
  • Measuring Functional Residual Capacity During Airway Pressure Release Ventilation In Trauma Patients—Wade Veneman, Clovis CA
  • Provider Presence at Terminal Extubation—Kenneth Miller MEd, Bath PA
  • The Utilization of a Non-Invasive Ventilator to Compensate For Chest Tube Leak During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Kenneth Miller MEd, Bath PA
  • Using a Quality Improvement Process and Innovation to Enhance Outcomes for Children Requiring Chronic Ventilation—Joyce Baker, Aurora CO
  • Liberal Manipulation of Ventilator Settings and its Impact on Tracheostomy Rate and Ventilator-Free Days—Lela Broughton, Dallas TX
  • Ventilator Settings Associated With Triggering Ventilator Associated Events—Carl F Haas MLS RRT AE-C FAARC, Ann Arbor MI
  • Work of Breathing Using NIOV in a Low Compliance High Minute Ventilation Lung Model—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • Hidden Ambiguity in PEEP/FIO2 Tables—Sherry Babic RRT, Cleveland OH
  • Optimum Ventilation for Passive Patients With ARDS – A Simulation Study—Sue Gole RRT, Cleveland OH
  • Tidal Volume Adjustments to the Impact Eagle 754 Ventilator Under Hyperbaric Conditions—Alexander Adams MPH, Minneapolis MN
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Acute Respiratory Failure: A Singapore Experience—Ivan Lee BSRT, Singapore
  • A Case Study: A Novel Approach Using Flexible Bronchoscopy to Define Optimal PEEP in a COPD Patient With Dynamic Airway Collapse—Marnni Hutchins, Charlotte NC


10:00 am–11:55 am (Rooms 18-19)

Open Forum Posters and Discussions #3 • Management

Joel Brown RRT FAARC and Cheryl Hoerr MBA RRT FAARC/Co-Chairs

  • A Lean Six Sigma Handoff Process Between Operating Room and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Improvement in Safety, Efficiency and Effectiveness—Christopher Bosley, Leroy MN
  • Translation of Exercise Test Response to Training Intensity Using the Count Scale—Hao-Yan Wang, Beijing China
  • Outcomes of a Pre/Post- Implementation of a Corporate Respiratory Care Service (RCS) Line Education Task Force - 22 Hospitals Included—Shawna Murray MEd, Murray UT
  • Volume Expansion Protocol With Intention to Reduce Respiratory Complications in Trauma Patients—Bethany Nyland MD, Des Moines, IA
  • Effects on Respiratory Care Department's Percentile Ranking When Converting to a Different Proprietary Company's Benchmarking System—Garry Dukes BSRT, Concord NC
  • Interdisciplinary Frontline Staff Engagement in Quality Improvement—Elise Miller RRT-NPS, Arvada CO
  • Lung Partners - Primary Respiratory Care: Staffing Model—Julia Wright MSc RRT, Syracuse NY
  • Respiratory Care Staffing for the Future— Holly Harron BSRT, Charlotte NC
  • Retrospective Analysis of SVN Administration Using Therapist-Driven Protocols—Chinesa Morris, Columbus IN
  • Out of Operating Room Advanced Airway Management – We Can Do This!—Russell Graham BSRC, Houston TX
  • 2015 Utah Society for Respiratory Care (USRC) Membership Survey—Two Years in Review—Kelly Rose, Spanish Fork UT
  • Survey of Current Practice Patterns for Mechanical Ventilator Initiation and Management in the Emergency Department—Ronny Otero MD, Ann Arbor MI
  • Multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Teams – A Simple Solution to An Age Old Problem!—Adam Mullaly BSRT, Houston TX
  • Evaluation of the Staffing Patterns of Respiratory Therapists in Critical Care Units of Canadian Teaching Hospitals—Andrew West MAPPSC RRT FCSRT, Winnipeg MB Canada
  • Effects on ABG Response and Therapist Engagement After Implementation of Evidence-Driven Policies—Kirsten Hallin RRT-ACCS, Roy UT

10:00 am–11:55 am (Rooms 20–21)

Open Forum Posters and Discussions #4 • Neonatal/Pediatric

Ariel Berlinski MD and Natalie Napolitano MPH RRT-NPS FAARC/Co-Chairs

  • Comparison of Respiratory Acuity Scores in Neonatal Patients at the Initiation of High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation and/or High Frequency Jet Ventilation—Chad Pezzano MA, Albany NY
  • Are We Getting it Right: Benefits of Improved Partnering of Respiratory Therapist and Registered Nurses for Skin Assessments in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units—Chad Anderson RRT-NPS C-NPT , Rogers MN
  • Survey of Respiratory Therapists on Misplaced Metered Dose Inhalers—Jennifer Cockerham MBA, Little Rock AR
  • Cuff Pressure and Tidal Volume Stability With Cuffed Neonatal Endotracheal Tube—William Howard MBA BSRT RRT, Boston MA
  • Implementation of a Beta-Agonist/Airway Clearance Protocol in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit - A Second Review—Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • Impact of a Protocol Driven Limited Stay Unit on Hospital Length of Stay for Pediatric Bronchiolitis Patients— Katlyn Burr RRT-NPS AE-C, Newark DE
  • A Comparison of Temperature and Humidity Differences Among Neonatal Ventilator Heating Systems—Jennifer Ruppert BSRC, Akron OH
  • Survey of Protocol Use and Experience Among Children's Hospitals—Teresa Volsko MHHS RRT FAARC, Akron OH
  • Reducing Unplanned Extubations Using Lean Methodology—Bonnie Powell BSRC, Boardman OH
  • Use of HFJV to Decrease Oxygen Index (OI) and Inotropic Equivalent (IE) in a Term Newborn With Severe Respiratory Failure Secondary to Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)—Angela Mahowald RRT NPS C-NPT, Farmington MN
  • The Use of NIV-NAVA as a Treatment Strategy for Apnea of Prematurity—Shelia Ball BSRT, Stanely NC
  • A Comparison: Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation With a PEEP Valve With Conventional Airway Clearance Modalities for the Treatment of Atelectasis in Intubated Pediatric Patients—Denise Lauderbaugh, San Diego CA
  • Correlation of Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide Monitoring and Blood Gas Analysis in Sick Neonates—Keith Lamb RRT-ACCS, Des Moines IA
  • Can Non-invasive Monitoring of the Perfusion Index Predict Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Neonates?—Christopher Joyce, Painesville OH
  • VDR Patient Interface Performance Variations—Charles Hoydu MBA, Salt Lake City UT
  • Difference in Set vs Achieved Pressures With Neotech RAM Cannula on a Critical Care Ventilator: A Bench Experiment—Natalie Napolitano MPH RRT-NPS FAARC, Philadelphia PA
  • Carbon Dioxide Elimination Variability in Mechanically Ventilated Children—Craig D Smallwood RRT, Boston MA
  • Changes in On Time and How it Effects Mean Airway Pressure during HFJV—Kevin Crezee BSRT, Salt Lake City UT
  • Bench Model Comparing Tubing Compliance of Two Infant Ventilator Circuits on Different Ventilators—Ryan Sharkey, Charlottesville VA
  • Analysis of a Clinical Guideline for Pediatric Use of High Flow Nasal Cannula Outside the ICU—Lisa Tyler, Philadelphia

10:00 am–2:30 pm (inside the Exhibit Hall).
Authors available from 12:30 pm–1:30 pm.

Open Forum Posters Only #1

  • Clinical Outcomes According to Opioid Use in Cardiac Arrest Patients—Eun Young Kim, Seoul Korea
  • Effect of Flow Rate, Heat and Humidity on Albuterol Delivery in a Spontaneously Breathing Adult Lung Model With Active or Passive Exhalation Using High Flow Nasal Cannula—Arzu Ari PhD RRT PT CPFT FAARC, Atlanta GA
  • An In-Vitro Evaluation of Heat and Moisture Exchangers and Exhaled Humidity on Aerosol Deposition in a Ventilator Dependent Adult Lung Model With Tracheostomy—Arzu Ari PhD RRT PT CPFT FAARC , Atlanta GA
  • The Trend of Prescription of Inhalation Devices—A Nationwide Database Cohort Study, Chin-Jung Liu MSc, Taichung Taiwan
  • Comparison of Efficiency of Novel Small-Volume Nebulizers—William Wojciechowski, MSc RRT, Daphne AL
  • Accuracy of Mouth Occlusion Pressure Measurement Using the Avea Ventilator P100 Maneuver—Kyle Burk, Salt Lake City UT
  • Diffusion Lung Capacity Changes In Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients Before and After ABVD Chemotherapy—Muhammad Abdullah CPFT, Lahore Pakistan
  • Automated Control of Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure During Simulated Flight—Thomas Blakeman MSc RRT, Cincinnati OH
O2 Therapy
  • Reduction of Sound Level on Heated High-Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygen Therapy—Takamitsu Kubo, Sunto-Gun Nagaizumi-Cho Japan
  • Comparison of Pressurization in Three Ventilators Available for Transition From Critical Care to Home in Pediatric Patients—Karen Muirhead RRT-NPS, Newark DE
  • Improved Survival Rate for Ventilated Patients by a Respiratory Care Team—Nishigami Masami, Kishiwada Japan
  • The “f/VT” Ratio can be Accurately Measured With the Mechanical Ventilation to Predict the Weaning Outcome?—Leonardo De Souza PhD, São Gonçalo Brazil
  • The Timed Inspiratory Effort “TIE” Index: Reproducibility Analysis of the Patients With Difficult Weaning Ventilation—Leonardo De Souza PhD, São Gonçalo Brazil
  • HFOV Amplitude Attenuation Across the ETT Using a Neonatal Lung Model—Jeffrey Wright BSRT, Salt Lake City UT
  • Review on Enhanced Nursing Care for Patients Requiring Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV)—Shu Wah Ng, Hong Kong
  • A Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation Program for the Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Complicated By Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in Designated Beds Versus Non-Designated Beds in Hong Kong—Pui Fan Chan MSN, Hong Kong
  • Average Volume Assured Pressure Support (Avaps) in ALS Patients With Pure Respiratory Involvment: A Randomized Crossover Trial—Lee Guion MA, San Francisco CA
  • Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation After Trauma: A Single Center Review—Dina Gomaa, Hamilton OH

12:30 pm–2:25 pm (Rooms 18–19)

Open Forum Posters and Discussions #5 • Asthma/Pulmonary Disease

Timothy Op’t Holt EdD RRT FAARC and Teresa A Volsko MHHS RRT FAARC/Co-Chairs

  • Modified IDSA/ATS Minor Criteria for Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia Best Predicted Mortality—Qi Guo MD PhD, Shenzhen Guangdong China
  • Cur-65 Score for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Predicted Mortality Better Than Curb-65 Score in Low-Mortality-Rate Settings: Retrospective and Prospective Cohort Studies, Qi Guo MD PhD, Shenzhen Guangdong China
  • Mortalities Among Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia Patients Depend on Combinations Of 2007 IDSA/ATS Minor Criteria—Qi Guo MD PhD, Shenzhen Guangdong China
  • A Baseline Review of Asthma Frequent Fliers at 22 Hospitals With Four Years in Review -—Adult & Pediatric Patient Non-Compliance Issues—Steve Abplanalp MBA RRT, Salt Lake City UT
  • A Baseline Review of Asthma Frequent Fliers at 22 Hospitals With Four Years in Review -—Adult & Pediatric Patient Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) & Pulmonary Consult Outcomes—Steve Abplanalp MBA RRT, Salt Lake City UT
  • A Baseline Review of Asthma Frequent Fliers at 22 Hospitals With Four Years In Review -—Adult Patient Demographics, Comorbidities & Access To Healthcare—Kimberly Bennion MHS, Salt Lake City UT
  • Case Study: COPD/Bronchiectasis Patient Outcomes of Baseline vs Three Airway Clearance Techniques (ACT)—Kimberly Bennion MHS, Salt Lake City UT
  • Evaluation of Respiratory Therapist Involvement in Asthma Management in the Emergency Department—Rhonda Reed MSc, Akron OH
  • Whole Lung Lavage for Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis—Mohamed Yusuf, Rochester MN
  • Test Your FeNO With NIOX Mino: An Extension of the Urban Surge Project—Krystal Polanco BSRC, San Antonio TX
  • Respiratory Therapist Knowledge of Lung Cancer Impact and Screening—Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT, Columbus OH
  • Lung Clearance Index and Nocturnal Oxygen Saturation in Subjects With Cystic Fibrosis—Riccardo Guarise, Milan Italy
  • Wheeze Away Asthma Education: Pediatric Pulmonary Navigator—Jamie Lemmon BSRT, Charlotte NC
  • Early Experience With the COPD Care Coordination Program at the Respiratory Institute of The Cleveland Clinic—Richard Rice RRT MEd, Cleveland OH
  • Harnessing the EMR to Improve Discharge Instructions Provided to Patients and Reduce Time to Discharge—Lisa Regnold-Frank MBA RRT-NPS CPFT AE-C, Cincinnati OH

12:30 pm–2:25 pm (Rooms 20–21)

Open Forum Posters and Discussions #6 • Airways Care

Charles G Durbin Jr MD FAARC and Carl F Haas MLS RRT FAARC/Co-Chairs

  • • Cuffed Artificial Airway Stability: Does Pressure Easy, Cuffsentry, or Intellicuff Require Human Intervention Compared With Traditional Practice?—William Howard MBA BSRT RRT, Boston MA
  • Artificial Airway VT and Cuff Pressure Stability: Eliminating the Need for Human Intervention With Portable Intellicuff?— William Howard MBA BSRT RRT, Boston MA
  • High Cuff Pressure Occurs During Mechanical Ventilation: Can it be Avoided?—William Howard MBA BSRT RRT, Boston MA
  • Evaluation of Performance Characteristics of 4 Oscillatory Positive Pressure Devices in a Simulated Cystic Fibrosis Model—Hillary Vanfleet, Chicago IL
  • Predictors of Tracheal Length from the Thoracic Inlet to the Carina in Pediatric Patients—Allison Shepka BSRC, Akron OH
  • Comparison Between the AARC CPG Recommended Suction Pressure and Maximum Suction Pressure on Volume Removal from Test Lung—Justin Rodenbaugh, Mobile AL
  • The Ratio of Unplanned Extubation to Reintubation - Is There a Relationship?—Russell Graham BSRC RRT CPFT, Houston TX
  • In Vitro Evaluation of Endotracheal Cuff Pressures Filled With an Alkalinized Lidocaine Intracuff Mixture—Carl R Hinkson MSc RRT-ACCS-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA
  • An In-Vitro Comparison of Fluid Leakage Past the Kimvent Microcuff Subglottic Suction Endotracheal Tube and Taperguard Evac Subglottic Suction Tube in an Animal Trachea—Tim Op't Holt EdD RRT AE-C FAARC , Mobile AL
  • Endotracheal Intubation Training and Skill Maintenance for Respiratory Therapists—Andrew Miller, Durham NC

3:10 pm–5:05 pm (Rooms 18–19)

Open Forum Posters and Discussions #7 • Education

Ellen Becker PhD RRT-NPS FAARC and Shawna Strickland PhD RRT-NPS FAARC/Co-Chairs

  • Using a Test Blueprint to Assess the Cognitive Level of Questions in a Respiratory Care Program—Thomas Baxter MHRD, St. Augustine FL
  • Effects of Sensitivity Training on College Students Who Performed Health Screenings at an Urban Food Pantry—Crystal Dunlevy EdD, Columbus OH
  • Epinephrine Pen Training at Grades K-12 Schools—Sarah McCann BSRC, New Castle PA
  • Are Respiratory Therapist Educated on the Emotional Aspect of Terminal Extubation?—Deborah Maglionico MSc RRT, Cuyahoga Falls
  • Why Are College Students Saying No to Organ Donation?—Deanna Robertson CRT, Poland OH
  • The Relationship of a Standardized Pre-Admission Examination and Success on the Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Examinations—Carlton Insley III PhD, Salisbury MD
  • Why Do Experienced CRTs Attempt to Become RRTs? A Survey of CRTs Preparing for the RRT Exams—Joe Dwan MSEd RRT-ACCS-NPS-SDS CPFT RPSGT FAARC, Clackamas OR
  • Perceptions of RT Students on the Usefulness of METI Clinical Simulations Prior to Clinical Experience—Omar Alqarni, Mobile AL
  • Perceptions of RT Managers and Program Faculty on the Characteristics of Effective Clinical Instructors—Bedr Allehyani, Mobile AL
  • Outcomes of The Utah Society for Respiratory Care’s (USRC) Breathe-Zy Community Education Program—Kimberly Bennion MHS, Salt Lake City UT
  • Comparison of Senior Respiratory Care Student Utilization of Self-Inflating and Flow-Inflating Resuscitation Bags—Zachary Wurtz BSRC, Burnet TX
  • Comparison of High-Fidelity Versus Low-Fidelity Simulation When Performing Bag Mask Ventilation—Jessica Reed MSc, Chicago IL
  • Basic Life Support Training for Speech and Hearing Impaired: A Pilot Study—Ramesh Unnikrishnan MSc RRT, Udupi Karnataka India
  • Using Simulation to Enhance Transition to a Single Patient Room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit—Kimberly Firestone RRT, Akron OH
  • Changing from Intra-Shift Inservicing to Pre/Post Shift Inservicing Improves Attendance—Matthew Davis RRT, Baltimore MD
  • Comparing Perception of Nicotine Dependence to Actual Dependence in College Students—Nicholas Henry MSc, Round Rock TX
  • Evaluating the Health Literacy and Effectiveness of Written Dry Powder Inhaler Instructions in Patients Diagnosed With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease—Hana Alsomali, Khoba Saudi Arabia
  • Using High-Fidelity Simulation to Increase Non-invasive Ventilation Proficiency in Respiratory Therapy Students—Salvador Santana BSRT, Los Angeles CA

3:10 pm–5:05 pm (Rooms 20–21)

Open Forum Posters and Discussions #8 • Ventilators/Ventilation—Part 2

Robert L Chatburn NHHS RRT-NPS FAARC and Dario Rodriquez Jr MSc RRT FAARC/Co-Chairs

  • Reducing Length of Stay With Transfer of Stable Long Term Ventilator Patients to Medical Surgical Floors—Tony Pulido BSRT, Charlotte NC
  • Multimodal Strategies Improve Compliance With Lung-Protective Ventilation Guidelines—Terry L Forrette MHS RRT FAARC, Mandeville LA
  • To Explore the Clinical Factors of Ventilator Weaning—Ya Wang, Hsinchu Taiwan
  • DRG 3/4 Ventilator Length of Stay With a Mulitidisciplinary Approach—Pamela Holly, Charlotte NC
  • Transitioning Chronically Ventilated Pediatric Subjects from The Servo I To A Home Care Ventilator: A Retrospective Review— Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • A Comparison of Leak Compensation During Neonatal Noninvasive Ventilation Delivered by Three ICU Ventilators: A Lung Model Study—Taiga Itagaki, Boston MA
  • Expiratory Time Constant Agreement With Adult Mid-Frequency Ventilation—Hannah Tkach, Rochester MN
  • A Bench Study Comparison of Negative Inspiratory Force Measurements Using Three Different Measuring Techniques—Lori Boylan, Middletown DE
  • Comparison of Ventilator Flow Bias in a Lung Model of COPD—Justin Phillips, San Francisco CA
  • Single Center's Experience in Transitioning to Ventilator-Associated Events Surveillance—Carol Agard, Honolulu HI
  • Validation of a New Oxygenation Index in Silico—Adil Alotaibi, Nottingham United Kingdom
  • When Utilizing Nitric Oxide in Tandem With High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation a One-Way-Valve Does Not Affect the Delivery of Nitric Oxide—Matthew Davis RRT, Baltimore MD


9:30 am–12:13 pm (Rooms 20–21)

Open Forum Editors’ Choice
Short oral presentations with slides of the top 11 abstracts in 2015

Richard D Branson MS RRT FAARC and Dean R Hess PhD RRT FAARC/Co-presiding

  • 9:30 am–9:43 am High Priority Ventilator Alarms That Received No Intervention: An Analysis of Ventilator Alarm Informativeness in Intensive Care Units—Jefferson H Mixell BS RRT, Newark DE
  • 9:45 am–9:58 am Does the Selection of Endotracheal Securing Devices Impact the Number of Unplanned Extubation in a Neonatal Population?—Lindsey Borock AAS, Ann Arbor MI
  • 10:00 am–10:13 am Screening of Exercised Induced Bronchoconstriction in College Student-Athletes—Dave Burnett PhD RRT AE-C, Kansas City KS
  • 10:15 am–10:28 am Impact of an Intervention to Reduce Therapy Delays from Emergency Department to Medical Surgical Units—Jennifer Cockerham MBA, Little Rock AR
  • 10:30 am–10:43 am Assessing the Prevalence of Sleep Apnea Among Collegiate Football Players—Tamara Douglass-Burton MS RRT, Towson MD
  • 10:45–10:58 am Impact of Electronic Medical Record Screening Tool and Therapist-Driven Protocol on Length of Stay and Hospital Re-Admission for COPD—Karen D LaRoché RRT, Seattle WA
  • 11:00 am–11:13 am Accidental Extubation in the NICU—Kevin Crezee RRT NPS, Salt Lake City UT
  • 11:15 am–11:28 am Respiratory Procedures Done Prior to Onset of Ventilator Associated Events—Carl F Haas MLS RRT-ACCS CPFT FAARC, Ann Arbor MI
  • 11:30 am–11:43 am Utilization of an Interface and Skin Assessment Tool by the Respiratory Care Practitioner to Reduce and Prevent Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers Associated with Non-Invasive Ventilation—Linda McKnight RRT, Little Rock AR
  • 11:45 am–11:58 am Characterization of Ribavirin with Small Particle Aerosol Generator and Micropump Aerosol Technologies—Brian K Walsh, MBA RRT-NPS RPFT FAARC, Boston MA
  • 12:00 noon–12:13 pm Evaluation of Positive Pressure Delivered From a Non-Prescription Nasal Patch (Theravent™)—Nancy Johnson RRT-NPS, Cleveland OH

10:00 am–11:55 am (Rooms 18–19)

Open Forum Posters and Discussions #9 • Monitoring/Equipment

Thomas C Blakeman MSc RRT and Teresa A Volsko MHHS RRT FAARC/Co-Chairs

  • Comparative Study of 3 Upper Airway Suction Devices—Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • Comparative Study on Measured Compressible Volumes for 3 MRI Ventilator Circuits—Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • Accuracy of Pediatric and Adult Sized Esophageal Balloons When Placed Inside a Model Esophagus During Simulated Positive and Negative Pressure—Justin Hotz BSRT, Moorpark CA
  • Mobile Phone Contamination - Carrying Smart Phones into Patient Care Areas May Not Be Very Smart—Lisa Bylander, Little Rock AR
  • Staff Survey of Respiratory Therapists' Mobile Phone Practices During Work Hours at a Pediatric Hospital—Amy Gibbs, Little Rock AR
  • The Test-Retest Reliability of Breathing Pattern in Different Body Position—Fatimah Al Alshaikh PhD, Southampton Hants United Kingdom
  • Safe Monitoring a Transport of the Patient on Inhaled Nitric Oxide—Sherwin Morgan, Chicago IL
  • Standardized Disposable Supply Stocking System Saves Money and Increases Operational Efficiency—Jennifer Cockerham MBA, Little Rock AR
  • Evaluation of Characteristics Four Oscillatory PEP Devices for Airway Clearance—Kathleen Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC, Chardon OH
  • Evaluation of Different Water Volumes in the Holding Chamber With Heated Wire T-Piece for Resuscitation in the Delivery Room—Chad Weagraff MBA, Mentor on the Lake OH
  • Airway Temperature Change During Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation Applied Directly to an Artifical Airway—Jared Rice MBA, Eastlake OH
  • Evaluation of 3 Noninvasive Carbon-Monoxide Monitoring Devices—Sergey Tseona, Wilmington DE
  • Improving Time to Optimal Temperature of Breathing Gas Using Active Humidification for Infants in the Delivery Room Setting—John Gallagher MPH, Cleveland OH
  • Can Doppler Improve the Auditory Legibility of High Frequency Ventilation?—Mitchell Goldstein MD, Loma Linda CA
  • Redesign of an Open System Oxygen Facemask With Mainstream Capnometer for Children—Natalie Napolitano MPH RRT-NPS FAARC, Philadelphia PA
  • Respiratory Volume Monitoring Provides Early and More Sensitive Indication of Changes in Respiratory Status—Omega Griffin MD, Houston TX
  • Correlation Between the Integrated Pulmonary Index and Arterial Blood Gases in a Medical-Surgical ICU in Saudi Arabia, Adil Alotaibi, Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • Validation of Mean Predicted PaO2 (MPP) as a Reliable Oxygenation Index in Ninety Simulated ICU Conditions, Adil Alotaibi, Riyadh Saudi Arabia

10:00 am–1:30 pm (inside the Exhibit Hall).
Authors available from 12:30 pm–1:30 pm.

Open Forum Posters Only #2

Airways Care
  • Comparison of Two Endotracheal Tube Cleaning Devices in Reducing Airway Resistance for the Mechanically Ventilated Patient—Densie Burkhart RRT, Petoskey MI
  • Improper Positioning of Endotracheal Tubes Within the Trachea Necessitates New Methods of Confirmation—Donald Prough MD, Galveston TX
Asthma/Pulmonary Disease
  • Increased Risk of Herpes Zoster in Patients With Asthma: A Population-Based Cohort Study—Yi-Hao Peng, Taichung Taiwan
  • COPD Care Improvement Through Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation—Diane Pullins, Atlanta GA
Case Report
  • Green Sheet Protocol: Preventing ICU Readmissions via Improved Multidisciplinary Communication—Robert Bayer, Bensalem PA
  • Low- Versus High-Fidelity Simulation Training in Laryngeal Mask Airway Placement and Endotracheal Intubation—Tyler Weiss MSc, Chicago IL
  • A RRT-ACCS Teaching Adult MICU Residents Improves Feedback and Funding—Sunitha Palanidurai BSRT, RRT-ACCS, Singapore
  • The Effectiveness of E –Portfolio for the Post-Graduate Two Years Clinical Training Program of Respiratory Therapist—Chia-Chen Chu MSc, Taichung Taiwan
  • The Risk and Related Factors of Re-Intubation Subjects Who Weaned Mechanical Ventilation Within the Fourteen Days–A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study—Chia-Chen Chu MSc, Taichung Taiwan
Home Care
  • The Burden and Needs of Caregivers Caring for Home Ventilator-Dependent Patients: The Impacts of Gender Differences—Hsiumei Lee, Kaohsiung Taiwan
  • Burden and Needs of Caregivers for Patients With Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation: Impact of Time Differences—Man Chi Lu, Kaohsiung Taiwan
  • The Impact of Imposed Resistance on Ventilator Performance During Non-invasive CPAP Via Nasopharyngeal Placed Endotracheal Tube in a Pediatric Patient—Tracey Roberts RRT-NPS, Palo Alto CA
  • A Bench Evaluation of Flow Delivery Through Various Nasal Interfaces in CPAP—Rick Carter, Salt Lake City UT
  • Implementation of a Checklist for Patient and Equipment Check in ECMO Patients an Interdisciplinary Pediatric Intensive Care Unit—Malte Hanelt, Tuebingen Germany
Sleep/Pulmonary Rehab
  • Wait, College Students Sleep?—Safah Esmail RRT, Youngstown OH
  • Effects of Physiotherapy on Spirometry and Exercise Capacity in an Infant With Living-Donor Lobar Lung Transplantation -A Case Study—Masahiko Kimura, Sagamihara-Si Japan
  • The Impact of Warm vs Cold Bath on Human Sleep: A Systematic Review—Abdulaziz Alshammary, Dhahran Saudi Arabia
  • The Impacts of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapy on Old Age Patients With Multimorbid After CABG surgery—Jui Liu, Kaohsiung City Taiwan
  • The Impact of a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program on Patients With COPD After CABG Surgery—Lien Shi Sheng, Kaohsiung Taiwan

12:45 pm–2:40 pm (Rooms 18–19)

Open Forum Posters and Discussions #10 • Ventilators/Ventilation—Part 3

Robert M Kacmarek PhD RRT FAARC and Keith D Lamb RRT-ACCS/Co-Chairs

  • Accuracy of Total PEEP Measurements Using Six Different Ventilators—Emily Lundstrom, Springfield MO
  • High Priority Ventilator Alarm Profiles in Intensive Care Units—Jefferson Mixell, Neward DE
  • Time Until Intervention for High Priority Ventilator Alarms in Intensive Care Units—Jefferson Mixell, Newark DE
  • Patient-Ventilator Asynchrony During Exercise Using Assisted Modes of Ventilation and CPAP With Pressure Support Ventilation—Camille Stover BSRC, Seattle WA
  • Do Respiratory Therapists Have Better Ventilator Graphics Interpretative Skills than Respiratory Physiotherapists?—Edward Banguera, Cali Valle Colombia
  • Differences in Aerosol Delivery by Nebulization When Using Flow and Pressure Triggering During Mechanical Ventilation, Brent Hoover BSRC, Bedford TX
  • Ventilator Graphics Skills of Respiratory Therapists and Respiratory Physiotherapists in a Large Metropolitan City of Colombia—Angela Arevalo CRT, Cali Valle Colombia
  • Are We Routinely Using a Lung Protective Strategy in Our Mechanically Ventilated Patients Without ARDS?—Kelli Hand RRT, San Antonio TX
  • Ventilator Alarm Selection in Latin American Countries: Results of a Multinational Survey—Diana Serrato MSc RRT, Cali Valle Colombia
  • Are Ventilator Alarm Parameters Selected Differently in Latin American Intensive Care Units? Results of a Multinational Survey—Diana Serrato MSc RRT, Cali Valle Colombia
  • Do Level of Confidence and Training Translate into Actual Knowledge of Ventilator Graphics?—Himroz Sidhu RRT, San Antonio TX
  • Comparison of the NuMask Device and Traditional Full Face Mask for Non-invasive Ventilation—Desiree Brown, Boardman OH

1:00 pm–2:55 pm (Rooms 20–21)

Open Forum Posters and Discussions #11 • Case Reports; Diagnostics

Katrina Hynes RRT RPFT and Jeffrey M Haynes RRT RPFT/Co-Chairs

  • 25 Years of Respiratory Care in a Patient With Osteogenesis Imperfecta—Farrah Jones RRT CPFT, Little Rock AR
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Congenital Lobar Emphysema—Shawn O'Brien RRT-NPS RN, Folcroft PA
  • Underlying Disease of the Neonate as an Occult Barrier to ECMO Discontinuation: Neonatal Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia With Misaligned Pulmonary Veins (ACD/MPV), Shawn O'Brien RRT-NPS RN, Folcroft PA
  • Study of Bundle Cares With the Postoperative Adult Lung Transplant Recipients on Psychological Behavior Intervention—Jiahui Ma, Changchun China
  • High Flow Nasal Cannula and Aerosolized Epoprostenol as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation, Case Review—Sherwin Morgan, Chicago IL
  • Case Report: Review of a Trauma Patient With Thoracic Compartment Syndrome on Airway Release Pressure Ventilation (APRV) and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)—Betty Perry, Greenville NC
  • New Diagnostic Possibilities in the Diagnosis of Obstructive Diseases Using Capnovolumetry—Stefan Ponto ING MBA, Würzburg Germany
  • Effectiveness of UV Radiation and 70% Alcohol as Disinfecting Agents for Stethoscopes Used in the ICU: Evaluation of Two Common Methods for Classifying Acid-Base Disorders—Amanda Brown, Springfield MO
  • Development of a New Index to Assess Pulmonary Oxygenation—Taha Ismaeil, Beeston Nottingham United Kingdom
  • Variation of Pulmonary Oxygenation Indices Using a Computational Modelling—Taha Ismaeil, Beeston Nottingham United Kingdom

3:10 pm–5:05 pm (Rooms 18–19)

Open Forum Posters and Discussions #12 • O2 Therapy; Sleep/Pulmonary Rehab

Peter Allen BS, RRT-NPS, RRT-SDS and Angela King RRT RPFT-NPS/Co-Chairs

  • At Home Sleep Studies, a Tool Aiding in the Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea—Jeremy Plambeck RRT CPFT, Astoria OR
  • Oops! Someone Placed Suction Tubing in Place of Oxygen Connection Tubing for a Nasal Cannula. How Does it Compare to Regular Oxygen Tubing When Pieced Together?—Mary Ann Couture MSc RRT, Hartford CT
  • Delivery of Safe FIO2 in an Experimental Subambient Oxygen Environment—William Howard MBA BSRT RRT, Boston MA
  • Tracheal FIO2 Compared to 100% O2 HFNC Delivery With MaxVenturi at Increasing Minute Volume—William Howard MBA BSRT RRT, Boston MA
  • MaxVenturi FIO2 Variability With High Flow Nasal Cannula—William Howard MBA BSRT RRT, Boston MA
  • Oxygen Administration in the ICU: Are Weaning Protocols Used Consistently?—Cassandra Couch RRT, San Antonio TX
  • PEEP Generated by High Flow Nasal Cannula at Varying Flow Rates—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • Work of Breathing During High Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • Inspiratory Fraction of Oxygen in High-Flow Nasal Cannula Therapy—Yusuke Chikata PhD., Tokushima Japan
  • High Flow Oxygen Therapy in a Suspected Overdose: A New Middle Ground—Russell Graham BSRC, Houston TX
  • Determining the Effect on FIO2 of Running the Flow from a 10 LPM Oxygen Concentrator Through 25 and 50 Foot Tubing—William French MA, Kirtland OH
  • Determining the Effect on FIO2 of Combining the Individual Flows from Two 10-LPM Oxygen Concentrators—William French MA, Kirtland OH
  • Determining the Clinical Efficacy of Operating a Salter High Flow Nasal Cannula Off a 10 LPM Oxygen Concentrator—William French MA, Kirtland OH
  • Comparison of Mean Airway Pressure Generated by Two Heated High Flow Nasal Cannula Devices and Nasal Non-invasive Ventilation in a Simulated Pediatric Lung Model—Gerald Moody, Richardson TXKingdom


Accepted abstracts will be presented in one of three formats:

  • Editors’ Choice

    Saturday and Sunday, Nov 7–8 (Exhibit Hall entrance)
    Display of Editors’ Choice posters with top 11 abstracts in 2015.

    Monday, Nov 9, 9:30 am–12:13 pm (Rooms 20–21)
    Eight-minute slide presentations with slides by authors of Editors’ Choice, followed by a 5-minute period of audience questions and discussion.

  • Posters and Discussions

    Saturday–Monday, Nov 7–9 (Rooms 18–21)
    Twelve sessions grouped by topics. A brief oral presentation (no slides) and questions/discussions allow presenters to expand the work featured on the posters.

  • Posters Only

    Sunday–Monday, Nov 8–9 (inside the Exhibit Hall)
    Posters presented in sessions grouped by category, different every day.

    Posters display from 10:00 am–2:30 pm (inside the Exhibit Hall). Authors available from 12:30 pm–1:30 pm for questions and answers.