54th Congress

AARC’s 24th New Horizons Symposium®

Sunday, December 14, 12:30 P.M.–5:05 P.M.

Neonatal Respiratory Care

Peter Betit RRT-NPS FAARC and
Steven M Donn MD/Co-Chairs

12:30 P.M.–1:00 P.M.

Oxygen Therapy Techniques in the Neonate

Brian Walsh

Brian K Walsh MBA RRT-NPS FAARC, Boston MA

A review of devices available for oxygen therapy in the neonate. Does low-flow nasal cannula provide “stimulation”? Does high-flow nasal cannula provide CPAP? What are appropriate SpO2 targets to prevent ROP?

1:05 P.M.–1:35 P.M.

Surfactant Replacement Therapy

Steven M Donn MD, Ann Arbor MI

What is the present state of the art of surfactant replacement therapy in neonates? Compare animal derived preparations and new synthetic preparations (Lucinactant). Discuss surfactant administration and monitoring.

1:40 P.M.–2:10 P.M.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in the Neonate

Robert DiBlasi RRT-NPS, Seattle WA

What is the appropriate role of noninvasive CPAP therapy as an alternative to intubation in the neonate? A review of devices available for CPAP therapy in the neonate including bubble CPAP and fluidic CPAP.

2:15 P.M.–2:45 P.M.

Conventional Mechanical Ventilation of the Neonate

Steven M Donn MD

A technology update on conventional mechanical ventilation in the neonate. A discussion of volume-targeted vs. pressure-targeted ventilation of the neonate.

2:50 P.M.–3:20 P.M.

Monitoring Mechanical Ventilation of the Neonate

Michael A Becker RRT, Ann Arbor MI

An overview of gas exchange and graphics monitoring in the mechanically ventilated neonate. What is the role for capnography, pulse oximetry, and transcutaneous monitoring in the mechanically ventilated neonate? How are ventilator graphics used during neonatal mechanical ventilation?

3:25 P.M.–3:55 P.M.

High-Frequency Ventilation of the Neonate

Frank Mannino

Frank L Mannino MD
San Diego CA

The current status of high-frequency ventilation in the neonate. A comparison of the technical aspects of high- frequency oscillatory ventilation and high-frequency jet ventilation.

4:00 P.M.–4:30 P.M.

Neonatal Extracorporeal Life Support

Peter Betit RRT-NPS FAARC, Boston CA

An overview of extracorporeal life support for the neonate. Current applications; pulmonary and cardiac. Technical approaches; venovenous versus venoarterial support.

4:35 P.M.–5:05 P.M.

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Kathleen M Deakins RRT-NPS, Cleveland OH

Current classification of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Risk factors for BPD. Pharmacotherapy and long-term respiratory support for BPD.


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