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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.

New in 2014—accepted abstracts will be presented in one of three formats:
  1. Editors’ Choice
    Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec 9–10

    Display of Editors’ Choice posters with top 6 abstracts in 2014.

    Thursday, Dec 11

    Ten-minute slide presentations with slides by authors of Editors’ Choice, each followed by 10-minute period of audience questions and discussion. See Thursday section below for abstract titles and authors.

  2. Poster Discussions
    Tuesday–Friday, Dec 9–12

    Poster sessions grouped by topics. A brief oral presentation (no slides) and questions/discussion allow presenters to expand the work featured on the posters. See Tuesday–Friday sections below for each session’s abstract titles, authors, and times.

  3. Posters Only
    Tuesday–Thursday, Dec 9–11

    Posters presented in sessions grouped by category, different every day. See Tuesday–Thursday sections below for each session’s abstract titles, authors, and times.

Tuesday, Dec. 9—Posters Only #1

11:30 am–3:30 pm

Researchers and clinicians present the results of their work in this Posters Only session. Authors available from 12:00 pm–1:30 pm for questions and interaction.

Neonatal/Pediatric
  • A RETROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF RECRUITMENT MANEUVERS IN A PEDIATRIC CARDIAC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT—Rhonda Schum BHS, Cincinnati OH
  • COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CIRCUIT PRESSURES AND CPAP EFFECT FOR TWO HIGH FLOW NASAL CANNULA DEVICES IN TWO VENTILATORS—Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • DOES HFOV BIAS CHANGES EFFECT VENTILATION?—Jeffrey Wright BSRT, West Valley City UT
  • A META-ANALYSIS OF NIPPV VS. NCPAP FOR PRETERM INFANT WITH RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME—Chin-Jung Liu MSc, Taichung Taiwan
  • A BENCH EVALUATION OF NITRIC OXIDE DELIVERY WITH THE PERCUSSIONAIRE VDR—Christopher Benitez MSPH, Salt Lake City UT
  • COMPARISON OF BREATH TRIGGERING IN THREE VENTILATORS AVAILABLE FOR TRANSITION FROM CRITICAL CARE TO HOME IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS—Kristin Smith, Newark DE
  • FLOW/PRESSURE RELATIONSHIP OF VARIOUS RAM CANNULA SIZES—Susan Roark BSRT, Atlanta GA
  • NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE EVACUATION DRILL: A PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT—Elizabeth Kugler, South Deerfield MA
  • PEDIATRIC NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION: ANALYSIS OF USAGE FOR CAPACITY PLANNING DURING HIGH VOLUME SEASON—Lisa Tyler MSc, Cherry Hill NJ
  • MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROTOCOL FOR HIGH FLOW NASAL CANNULA (HFNC) THERAPY IN GENERAL CARE REDUCED DELAY IN HFNC INITIATION AND NEED FOR CPAP IN INFANTS WITH BRONCHIOLITIS—Charles Rubins RRT, Dayton OH
  • DOES CIRCUIT SIZE AFFECT DELIVERED TIDAL VOLUME ON THE TRILOGY VENTILATOR—Nancy Johnson RRT, Medina OH
  • EVALUATION OF INTERFACE TYPE WITH BUBBLE CPAP DELIVERY—Stephanie Bailes RRT-NPS, Stow OH
Ventilation/Ventilators
  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROLONGED WEANING GUIDELINES TO FACILITATE VENTILATORY LIBERATION—Kenneth Miller MEd, Bath PA
  • LEAK COMPENSATION OF THE SERVO-I IN NIV MODE COMPARD TO THE RESPIRONICS V60: A LUNG MODEL STUDY—Courtney Swift RRT, Kansas City KS
  • REINTUBATION RATES AND DURATION OF MECHANICAL VENTILATION ACROSS THREE CLINICAL SERVICE LINES, 2011-2013—Sally Brewer RRT-NPS, Portland ME
  • CHARACTERIZATIZING THE FREQUENCY, DURATION, AND FUNCTIONALITY OF MECHANICAL VENTILATOR ALARMS—Matthew Trojanowski, Baltimore MD
  • COMPARISON OF THE TUBING COMPLIANCE OF THREE DIFFERENT NEONATAL VENTILATOR CIRCUITS—Sultan Alsolami, Mobile AL
  • COMPARING CARBON DIOXIDE ELIMINATION USING NON-INVASIVE TO CRITICAL CARE VENTILATORS—Paul Nuccio RRT FAARC, Boston MA
  • ACCURACY OF MANUALLY ENTERED DATA IN THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD: TIDAL VOLUME DURING PRESSURE CONTROL VENTILATION—Carla Wollens, Cleveland OH
  • OPTIMUM VENTILATION FOR LUNG DONORS—Stephanie Cole, Cleveland OH
  • NON-INVASIVE BUNDLES: AN APPROACH TO PREVENT INFECTIONS AND MINIMIZE HOSPITAL ACQUIRED PRESSURE ULCERS—Travis Collins MSc, Ft. Thomas KY
  • DERIVATION AND CLINICAL VALIDATION OF A SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL FORMULA TO PREDICT CHANGES IN BLOOD PACO2 AND PH VALUES—Ghazi Alotaibi PhD RRT, Dammam Saudi Arabia
  • RESPIRATORY CARE STUDENTS’ EVALUATION OF NUMASK INTRA ORAL MASK AND ORAL PHARYNGEAL AIRWAY WITH BAG-VALVE-MASK AND ORAL PHARYNGEAL AIRWAY FOR MANIKIN VENTILATION—Joel Davis BSRC, Cortland OH
  • EFFECTS OF RISE TIME ON PEAK INSPIRATORY PRESSURE OF TWO SUBACUTE/HOME CARE VENTILATORS IN A SIMULATED NEONATE/INFANT MODEL—Gerald Moody, Richardson TX
  • PREDICTIVE ACCURACY OF EXPIRATORY FLOW TERMINATION AS A DETERMINATE FOR ESTIMATION OF AIR TRAPPING DURING AIRWAY PRESSURE RELEASE VENTILATION—William LeTourneau, Edina MN
  • CAN THE USE OF A FAST TRACK PROTOCOL INCREASE THE NUMBER OF OPEN HEART SURGERY PATIENTS EXTUBATED IN 6 HOURS?—Gary Wickman, Everett WA
  • BEHAVIOR OF END-EXPIRATORY LUNG VOLUME DURING EXPIRATORY POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE DETECTED BY ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY—Caio Cesar Morais, Recife Pernambuco Brazil
  • PERFORMANCE OF PORTABLE VENTILATORS AT TEMPERATURE EXTREMES—Dina Gomaa, Cincinnati OH
  • WORK OF BREATHING DURING CPAP: COMPARISON OF CONTINUOUS FLOW AND DEMAND FLOW VENTILATORS—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA
  • THE “WHO” AND “HOW” VENTILATOR SETTINGS AND ALARMS ARE SELECTED IN LATIN AMERICA: RESULTS OF A MULTINATIONAL SURVEY—Diana Serrato RT, Cali Colombia
  • DETERMINATION OF OPTIMAL PRESSURE LOW SETTING IN AIRWAY PRESSURE RELEASE VENTILATION—William LeTourneau Edina MN

Tuesday, Dec. 9—Poster Discussions

Researches and clinicians present research results on bread-and-butter issues in respiratory care. Audience and authors review the posters during the first part of the session. A brief oral presentation (no slides) and audience questions and discussion allow presenters to expand on the work featured on the posters.

Poster Discussions #1—Aerosols/Drugs Part 1
3:15 pm–5:10 pm
  • SUBSTITUTING INHALED EPOPROSTENOL FOR INHALED NITRIC OXIDE IN ADULT ICU PATIENTS WITH PULMONARY ARTERY HYPERTENSION, RIGHT HEART FAILURE, OR REFRACTORY HYPOXEMIA IS SAFE AND COST EFFECTIVE—Gail Drescher MA RRT, Washington DC
  • EVALUATION OF AEROSOL DELIVERY THROUGH HIGH FREQUENCY OSCILLATORY VENTILATION—Hui-Ling Lin MSc RRT RN FAARC, Taoyuan Taiwan
  • ESTABLISHING CONTINUOUS NEBULIZATION WITH VIBRATING MESH NEBULIZER—Chris Chambers RRT, Burlington VT
  • BRONCHODILATOR PROTOCOL: CONVERSION FROM COMBIVENT METERED DOSE INHALER TO COMBIVENT RESPIMAT—Suzan Herzig RRT, San Diego CA
  • COMPARISON OF AEROSOL DELIVERY USING HAMILTON G5 OPTIONAL INSPIRATION, EXPIRATION, AND CONTINUOUS NEBULIZER MODES WITH AEROGEN NEBULIZER—Philip Delcore, Boston MA
  • CONTINUOUS AEROSOL DRUG DELIVERY DURING NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION USING VIBRATING MESH TECHNOLOGY AS PART OF THE MASK SYSTEM—Paul Nuccio RRT FAARC, Boston MA
  • COMPARISON OF THE SMALL VOLUME NEBULIZER TO THE AERONEB SOLO NEBULIZER FOR THE GROWTH OF INFECTIOUS MICROORGANISMS—Robert Prestia BSRC, Ellwood City PA
  • A STUDY TO EVALUATE THE MAXIMAL AEROSOL DOSE ADMINISTRATION AT TWO DIFFERNT LOCATIONS IN TWO DIFFERENT VDR 4 HIGH FREQUENCY PERCUSSIVE VENTILATOR (HFPV) CIRCUITS—Jeff Heltborg, Portland OR
  • INHALED TREPROSTINIL DELIVERY USING A VIBRATING MESH NEBULIZER IN MECHANICALLY VENTILATED ADULT, PEDIATRIC, AND INFANT LUNG MODELS—Donna Parker, Aurora CO
Poster Discussions #2—Monitoring/Equipment Part 1
3:15 pm–5:10 pm
  • ETT CO2 MONITORING WITH HFOV, A BENCH STUDY—Jeffrey Wright BSRT, West Valley City UT
  • COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TWO HYPERINFLATION SYSTEMS USED IN A PEDIATRIC INSTITUTION—Tom Leisenring, Little Rock AR
  • CONTINUOUS CUFF PRESSURE MONITORING USING CUFF SENTRY AND ITS ROLE IN PREVENTING MICROASPIRATION AND VENTILATOR ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS—Cherian Paily MSc RRT, Chicago, IL
  • MULTI-DISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF A CONNECTIVITY ENGINE TO INTEGRATE POINT OF CARE (POC) VENTILATOR AND MONITOR DATA WITH THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD (EHR)—Tammy Angeletti MSc RRT-NPS RN CPFT AE-C, Hershey PA
  • ACCURACY AND USEFULNESS OF TRANSCUTANEOUS CO2 IN ASSESSING THE EFFICACY OF TREATMENT OF CHRONIC HYPOVENTILATION WITH NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION—Sigurd Aarrestad, Oslo Norway
  • COMPARISONS OF THE SPO2 AND HR MEASURED BY NONIN ONYX 9590 AND CHOICEMMED OXYWATCH PULSE OXIMETERS IN NON-CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS—Jasmine Moore, Mobile AL
  • A RETROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF PEDIATRIC PRESSURE ULCERS CAUSED BY PULSE OXIMETER PROBES—Terry Conway, Cincinnati OH
  • ETCO2 MONITORING DURING INTERNAL TRANSPORT TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY—Anita Arnsperger, Villa Hills KY
  • ASSESSMENT OF CLINICIANS’ ABILITY TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUAL BREATHS IN A DIFFICULT CO2 WAVEFORM—Lara Brewer PhD, Salt Lake City UT

Wednesday, Dec. 10—Poster Discussions

Researches and clinicians present research results on bread-and-butter issues in respiratory care. Audience and authors review the posters during the first part of the session. A brief oral presentation (no slides) and audience questions and discussion allow presenters to expand on the work featured on the posters.

Poster Discussions #3—Ventilation/Ventilators Part 1
10:00 am–11:55 am
  • THE UTILIZATION OF THE PRESSURE-VOLUME TOOL TO DETERMINE THE LOWER INFLECTION POINT TO MAINTAIN LUNG INFLATION DURING EXTRA CORPOREAL MEMEBRANE OXYGENATION (ECMO)—Kenneth Miller MEd, Bath PA
  • THE UTILIZATION OF INDEPENDENT LUNG VENTILATION VIA HIGH FREQUENCY PERCUSSIVE VENTILATION (HFPV) DURING EXTRACORPOREAL MEMBRANE OXYGENATION (ECMO)—Kenneth Miller MEd, Bath PA
  • MAINTAINING ADEQUATE CO2 CLEARANCE DURING AIRWAY PRESSURE RELEASE VENTILATION (APRV) WITH THE ABSENCE OF SPONTANEOUS BREATHING—Maria Madden, Baltimore MD
  • RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF PROCESS IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES TO DECREASE VENTILATOR LOS—Skip Bangley RRT, Greenville NC
  • EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL WIPE AND FOAM DISINFECTANT ON MICROBES THAT HARBOR ON THE SURFACE OF PB840 VENTILATOR—Abdulelah Aldhahir, Mobile AL
  • ARDS OR NOT: DIAGNOSTIC CHANGE BY BERLIN DEFINITION—Teramachi Ryo, Seto Japan
  • NONINVASIVE VENTILATION IN POST-OPERATIVE LUNG TRANSPLANT PATIENTS—Andrew Miller, Durham NC
  • HIGH-FREQUENCY OSCILLATORY VENTILATION WITH LOWER AMPLITUDE AND LOWER MEAN AIRWAY PRESSURE—Toshiki Yokoyama MD PhD, Seto Japan
  • INTERACTIONS AMONG TIDAL VOLUME, EXPIRATORY TIME AND TOTAL-PEEP IN APRV—Kimber Haug RRT, Cleveland OH
  • IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL VENTILATOR AUTO-TRIGGERING AMONG ORGAN PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATION REFERRALS—Nicholas Henry MSc, San Marcos TX
Poster Discussions #4—Diagnostics
10:00 am–11:55 am
  • DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A LUNG NODULE PROGRAM—Tamra Kelly, Roseville CA
  • A COMPARISON OF ARTERIAL SAMPLER FILLING TIMES USING 25 AND 26 GAUGE NEEDLES—Jillian Quintana, Columbus OH
  • MEASURED FRACTIONAL EXHALED NITRIC OXIDE LEVELS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ASTHMA—Richard Wettstein MMEd RRT, San Antonio TX
  • HOME SPIROMETRY MONITORING IN PEDIATRIC LUNG TRANSPLANT PATIENTS: DEVICES SELECTION, PROCESS, AND COST CONSIDERATIONS AMONGST THE PEDIATRIC LUNG TRANSPLANT CENTERS IN THE UNITED STATES—Abby Motz MSc, Cincinnati OH
  • BIOLOGICAL QUALITY CONTROL VARIABILITY IN CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE TESTING (CPET)—Katrina Hynes, Rochester MN EVALUATION OF COMMON ICU PARAMETERS TO PREDICT OUTCOME OF INFECTED CIRRHOTIC PATIENTS: A PILOT STUDY—Abdullah Alismail MSc, Redlands CA
  • SPIROMETRIC CHANGES BETWEEN SMOKER AND NON-SMOKER PATIENTS UNDERGOING HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY—Abdullah Alismail MSc, Redlands CA

Wednesday, Dec. 10—Posters Only #2

10:30 am–2:30 pm

Researchers and clinicians present the results of their work in this Posters Only session. Authors available from 12:00 pm–1:30 pm for questions and interaction.

Aerosols/Drugs
  • PERIOPERATIVE TRANSPORT OF THE PATIENT ON INHALED AEROSOLIZED EPOPROSTENOL: THE ROLE OF RESPIRATORY CARE—Sherwin Morgan, Chicago IL
  • EXHALED AEROSOL APPLIED ON THE LUNG DISEASES DETECTION: A NOVEL METHOD—Wang Sheng-yu, Xi'an Shaanxi China
  • AN IN-VITRO COMPARISON OF AEROSOL EMITTED DOSE DELIVERED BY AEROECLIPSE NEBULIZER WITH AEROBIKA, ACAPELLA AND RC-CORNET—Mohammed Reyany, Mobile AL
  • PATTERN OF LUNG DEPOSITION OF RADIOAEROSOL IN OBESE WOMEN—Armele Dornelas de Andrade PhD, Recife Pernambuco Brazil
Asthma/Pulmonary Disease
  • THE IMPACT OF A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY COPD AND PNEUMONIA READMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAM ACROSS THE HEALTH CARE CONTINUUM—Jacqueline Fisher MHA, Charlotte NC
  • A CASE STUDY: THE USE OF ISOFLURANE FOR BRONCHODILATION IN A PATIENT WITH LIFE THREATNING STATUS ASTHMATICUS—Marnni Hutchins, Huntersville NC
  • A COMPREHENSIVE RESPIRATORY CARE SERVICES INPATIENT COPD EDUCATION PROGRAM—Patti Solano, Chicago IL
  • TIME ANALYSIS OF DELAYS IN BRONCHODILATOR ADMINISTRATION BETWEEN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT DISCHARGE AND MEDICAL/SURGICAL UNIT ADMISSION—Ryan Stecks, Little Rock AR
  • PH AS AN INDEPENDENT PREDICTOR OF NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION FAILURE IN PATIENTS IN ACUTE HYPERCAPNIC RESPIRATORY FAILURE CAUSED BY EXACERBATION OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE—Constance Teo, Singapore
Case Reports
  • THE EFFECTS OF AIRWAY PRESURRE RELEASE VENTILATION ON PATIENT WITH UNILATERAL PNEUMONIA: A CASE REPORT—Ping-Hui Liu, Kaohsiung City Taiwan
  • THE EFFECT OF INHALED NITRIC OXIDE ON PULMONARY ARTERY PRESSURE DURING BIVENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE SURGERY—I-Chun Hou, Kaohsiung Taiwan
  • THE USE OF AIRWAY PRESSURE RELEASE VENTILATION (APRV) PREVENTS THE NEED FOR EXTRACORPOREAL MEMBRANE OXYGENATION (ECMO) IN A TRAUMA PATIENT—Kate Dolly, Baltimore MD
  • METHEMOGLOBINEMIA IN A PATIENT WITH A CHRONIC COUGH: A CASE REPORT—Troy Ellens MSRC, Cincinnati OH
  • THE USE OF COMBINED NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION IN TREATING SEVERE ARDS AND AIR LEAK SYNDROME WHILE ON ECMO—Michael Le, Boston MA
  • POST-ICU MECHANICAL VENTILATION: OUTCOMES OF THE REVISED THERAPIST-IMPLEMENTED PATIENT-SPECIFIC (TIPS©) WEANING PROTOCOL—Glenn Payne MPA, Los Angeles CA
  • NEURALLY ADJUSTED VENTILATORY ASSIST VENTILATION (NAVA) FOR MANAGEMENT OF RESPIRATORY FAILURE IN A COPD EXACERBATION—Justin Hoffman, Austintown OH
  • A CASE STUDY: USE OF BIPHASIC CUIRASS VENTILATION UPON DIAGNOSIS OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (MINOR REVISION)—Frank Austan PhD, Voorhees NJ
  • A CASE STUDY: USE OF PIPHASIC CUIRASS VENTILATION UPON DIAGNOSIS OF AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS––Frank Austan PhD, Voorhess NJ
Home Care
  • HOSPITAL UTILIZATION FOR COPD PATIENTS REQUIRING NONINVASIVE POSITIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION ENROLLED IN HOME-BASED PULMONARY REHABILITATION—Zachary Gantt RRT, Nashville TN
  • INCIDENCE OF POSITIVE OSA SCREENING WITH COPD PATIENTS IN A HOME RESPIRATORY READMISSION REDUCTION PROGRAM—Anil Singh MD, Pittsburgh PA
Sleep/Pulmonary Rehab
  • A STUDY OF BODYBUILDERS PREDISPOSITON TO SLEEP DISORDERS—Alex Mostoller BSRC, Cortland OH
  • EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT CERVICOTHORACIC SPINE POSITIONS IN THE SUPINE POSTURE ON LATERAL DEVIATION OF UPPER THORAX AND RESPIRATORY FUNCTION—Naoya Nishida, Bunkyo-ku Tokyo Japan
  • ANALYSIS OF THORACIC SHAPE DURING FORCED BREATHING: RELATIONSHIP OF THE THORACIC SHAPE AND RESPIRATORY FUNCTION—Tetsuro Hirayama, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo Japan
  • CHANGES IN SLEEP KNOWLEDGE AND SLEEP BEHAVIOR OF COLLEGE STUDENTS AFTER COMPLETING A SLEEP EDUCATION COURSE—Tamara Douglass-Burton MSc RRT RPSGT, Towson MD
  • THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF MANUAL CHEST SQUEEZING COORDINATED EXPIRATION WITH RELAXATION POSTURES IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD)—Tomomi Ichiba PhD, Hachioji Tokyo Japan
  • EFFECTS OF PULMONARY FUNCTION OBTAINED DURING AEROBIC EXERCISE IN LUNG CANCER PATINTS UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY—Kyoko Honda, Iwakuni Yamaguchi Japan
  • EFFECTS OF MUSIC ON EXERCISE EXPERIENCE OF CARDIAC AND PULMONARY REHABILITATION PARTICIPANTS—Pamela Neuenfeldt MPH, Minneapolis MN
  • WHOLE BODY VIBRATION (WBV) IMPROVES FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY IN PATIENTS WITH COPD: A RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED, CROSSOVER CLINICAL TRIAL—Armele Dornelas de Andrade PhD, Recife Pernambuco Brazil
  • IMPROVEMENT IN THE 6-MINUTE WALKING DISTANCE BY FASTENING POSTURE STABILITY SYSTEM BELTS IN COPD PATIENTS—Yuuki Homma, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo Tokyo Japan
O2 Therapy
  • EVALUATION OF MOLECULAR SIEVE OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS AT VARYING FLOW RATES—Grace Hofmann, Boise ID
  • HIGH FLOW OXYGEN DELIVERY USING A SIMPLY MODIFICATION TO THE HAMILTON G5 VENTILATOR CIRCUIT—Mark Siobal RRT FAARC, San Francisco CA

Wednesday, Dec. 10—Poster Discussions

Researches and clinicians present research results on bread-and-butter issues in respiratory care. Audience and authors review the posters during the first part of the session. A brief oral presentation (no slides) and audience questions and discussion allow presenters to expand on the work featured on the posters.

Poster Discussions #5—Neonatal/Pediatric Part 1
12:30 pm–2:25 pm
  • A COMPARISON OF FIO2 AND GAS CONSUMPTION OF THREE BLENDERS DURING HELIOX ADMINISTRATION—Carrie Haessig, Cincinnnati OH
  • NEBULIZED 3% HYPERTONIC SALINE FOR TREATMENT OF POST ECMO ATELECTASIS AND MUCOUS PLUGGING-A CASE REPORT—James Deckman BSRT, Parrish FL
  • THE EFFECTS OF EXTUBATION ON RESPIRATORY SUPPORT IN NEONATES ON NAVA—Howard Stein MD, Toledo OH
  • STAFF SURVEY FOLLOWING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A BETA AGONIST/AIRWAY CLEARANCE PATHWAY IN A PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT—Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • REDUCING NITRIC OXIDE USE IN THE NICU BY UTILIZING RESPIRATORY DRIVEN PROTOCOLS—Stacy Hubbard RRT, BSRT, Columbus OH
  • IMPLEMENTATION OF A BETA-AGONIST/AIRWAY CLEARANCE PATHWAY IN A PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT—Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • A RETROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF PEDIATRIC PRESSURE ULCERS CAUSED BY DEVICES USED FOR NON-INVASIVE VENTILATION—Cynthia White MSc RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC, Cincinnati OH
  • HIGH FREQUENCY JET VENTILATION VS MID-FREQUENCY VENTILATION, DOES MINUTE VENTILATION AND CO2 WASHOUT MATTER?—Kevin Crezee, Salt Lake City UT
  • THE DRISCOLL-RAINBOW MANEUVER: A NEW AIRWAY CLEARANCE TECHNIQUE IN MECHANICALLY VENTILATED PATIENTS WITH UNILATERAL DISEASE—Alexandre Rotta MD, Cleveland OH
  • HIGH FLOW NASAL CANNULA THERAPY AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO NASAL CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE IN PRETERM INFANTS: A POOLED ANALYSIS—Alexandre Rotta MD, Cleveland OH
  • A BENCH EVALUATION OF MINUTE VOLUME AND FLOW DELIVERY THROUGH VARIOUS NASAL INTERFACES IN NIMV—Rick Carter AS Respiratory Care, Salt Lake City UT
Poster Discussions #6—Education Part 1
12:30 pm–2:25 pm
  • CPR CERTIFICATION AMONG FACULTY AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS—Jill Grove, Alliance OH
  • COPD OUTREACH THROUGH SERVICE-LEARNING IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY: STUDENT AND COMMUNITY PERCEPTIONS—Jessica Liddil, Canal Winchester OH
  • ICU PHYSICIANS HAVE THE PERCEPTION THAT RTS ARE PREPARED TO MANAGE MECHANICAL VENTILATION AND RELATED PROCEDURES FOR PATIENTS WHO ARE IN THE ICU—Abdullah Alqarni, Mobile AL
  • VIRGINIA SOCIETY FOR RESPIRATORY CARE MEMBERSHIP SURVEY OF BACCALAUREATE AND CREDENTIALING STANDARDS IN THE COMMONWEALTH—Thomas Malinowski MSc, Fredericksburg VA
  • BRINGING STANDARD WORK PRINCIPLES TO THE BEDSIDE: WEANING PROCESS—Charez Norris RRT, Phoenix AZ
  • AN ON-LINE PROGRAM IN CULTURAL COMPETENCY IMPROVES RT STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES ABOUT CULTURALLY DIVERSE POPULATIONS—Andrew Mazzoli, Augusta GA
  • A STUDY OF A MECHANICAL VENTILATION EDUCATION CURRICULUM FOR MEDICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT RESIDENTS—Wei Jian Matthew Tan BSRC, Singapore
  • EVALUATION OF LEARNING STYLES FOR PATIENTS WITH COPD—Jennifer Gilbert, Boise ID
Poster Discussions #7—Asthma/Pulmonary Diseases
3:10 pm–5:05 pm
  • AIR QUALITY INDEX AND POLLEN EXPOSURE ON ASTHMATIC CHILDREN IN ARKANSAS—Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • CHEST WALL STRAPPING INCREASES EXPIRATORY AIRFLOW AND THE NUMBER OF SMALL AIRWAYS—Harold Winnike RRT RPFT AE-C, Iowa City IA
  • IMPROVED DISEASE MANAGEMENT OF THE COPD PATIENT THROUGH AN ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD—Fernando Gonzalez, San Diego CA
  • A BASELINE REVIEW OF COPD "FREQUENT FLIERS" AT 22 HOSPITALS WITH TWO YEARS IN REVIEW–COMORBIDITIES, HOSPITAL EVENTS AND READMISSION RATES: 3 OF 3—Steve Abplanalp MBA, Salt Lake City UT
  • EARLY AMBULATION (EA) IN HIGH ACUITY PATIENTS IN MULITIPLE FACILITY INTENSIVE CARE UNITS: 5 YEARS IN REVIEW—Vrena Flint MBA, Murray UT
  • MANAGING A PATIENT WITH STATUS ASTHMATICUS UTILIZING INTRAPULMONARY PERCUSSIVE VENTILATION AND A HIGH FLOW NASAL CANNULA AVOIDS ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION—Felix Khusid RRT-NPS RPFT FAARC, Brooklyn NY
  • EFFECTS OF A COPD PATHWAY ON HOSPITAL READMISSION RATES—Melissa Ash, Downingtown PA
  • PORTABLE CLINIC VISITS TO SCHOOLS IMPACT ASTHMA IN CHILDREN—William C Pruitt MBA RRT CPFT FAARC, Mobile AL
  • SPACE WEATHER: THE NEXT FRONTIER IN ASTHMA RESEARCH—Matthew Ourednik BSHS, Lakewood OH
  • THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A RESPIRATORY CARE SERVICES INFLUENZA TESTING PROTOCOL—Patti Solano, Chicago IL
  • JCAHO REQUIREMENT: IMPROVING FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENT RATE FOR ASTHMA PATIENTS—Lisa Regnold-Frank, Cincinnati OH
  • INNOVATIVE MULTIMEDIA APPROACH FOR PATIENTS DISCHARGED WITH ASTHMA—Lisa Regnold-Frank, Cincinnati OH
  • THE VALUE OF ASTHMA EDUCATION IN PRODUCTIVITY TIME STANDARDS—Lisa Regnold-Frank, Cincinnati OH
Poster Discussions #8—Home Care/O2 Therapy
3:10 pm–5:05 pm
  • COMPARISON OF FLOW OUTPUT FROM COMPRESSORS USED TO RUN SMALL VOLUME NEBULIZERS—Carolyn McHendry BSRT, Independence KY
  • THE EFFECT OF ANATOMIC RESERVOIR ON FIO2 FOR CONSTANT FLOW VS PULSE FLOW OXYGEN DELIVERY DEVICES—Steven Zhou, Hudson OH
  • ONE YEAR REVIEW OF HIGH FLOW OXYGEN DELIVERY SYSTEM OUTCOMES—Kenneth Miller MEd, Bath PA
  • HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ACCURACY AND CONSISTENCY IN SETTING OXYGEN FLOWMETERS FOR PATIENTS IN AN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT—Suzanne Godbold BS Cardiopulmonary Care, Little Rock AR
  • PENDANT RESERVOIR CANNULA OFFERS ADVANTAGES OVER STANDARD CANNULA IN A MODEL OF COPD—Sherry Babic RRT, Cleveland OH
  • THE USE OF HIGH FLOW NASAL CANNULA IN OBESE PATIENT POST CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY—Cassandra Haynes BHS, Cincinnati OH
  • COMPARISON OF RIGHT AND LEFT PRONG OXYGEN FLOW RATE ON FIVE DIFFERENT NASAL CANNULA ADJUNCTS—Nicholas Henry MSc, San Marcos TX
  • PERFORMANCE OF OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS AT ALTITUDE AND TEMPERATURE EXTREMES—Thomas C Blakeman MSc RRT, Cincinnati OH
  • PERFORMANCE OF CHEMICAL OXYGEN GENERATORS AT ALTITUDE AND TEMPERATURE EXTREMES—Dario Rodriquez Jr RRT FAARC, Cincinnati OH
  • EVALUATION OF OXYGEN USE IN THE ACUTE CARE SETTING OF A TEACHING COMMUNITY HOSPITAL - A PILOT PROJECT—Khalid Sherani, Mineola NY
  • THE EFFECTS OF NASAL CYCLING ON INSPIRED FIO2 BY NASAL CANNULA IN AN ADULT MODEL—Nicholas Henry MSc, San Marcos TX

Thursday, Dec. 11—Poster Discussions

Researches and clinicians present research results on bread-and-butter issues in respiratory care. Audience and authors review the posters during the first part of the session. A brief oral presentation (no slides) and audience questions and discussion allow presenters to expand on the work featured on the posters.

Poster Discussions #9—Aerosols/Drugs Part 2
9:30 am–11:25 am
  • COMPARISON OF TWO CLINICALLY ACCEPTED METHODS OF METERED DOSE INHALER ALBUTEROL DELIVERY IN MECHANICALLY VENTILATED INFANTS WITH SEVERE BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA—Brian Clouse, Barnesville OH
  • EFFECT OF TIDAL VOLUME AND VIBRATING MESH NEBULIZER POSITION ON AEROSOL DELIVERY IN A PEDIATRIC MECHANICAL VENTILATION MODEL—Randy Willis BSRT, Little Rock AR
  • EFFECTS OF BLEED-IN METHOD AND VOLUME VENTILATION ON NITRIC OXIDE DELIVERY DURING MRI—Chad Weagraff, Cleveland OH
  • COMPARISON OF AEROSOL DRUG DEPOSITION BETWEEN AEROSOL MASKS AND MOUTHPIECE USING A VIBRATING MESH NEBULIZER IN A SPONTANEOUSLY BREATHING LUNG MODEL—David L Vines MHS RRT FAARC, Chicago IL
  • INFLUENCE OF PATIENT INTERFACE AND GAS COMPOSITION ON ALBUTEROL DELIVERY IN A SPONTANEOUSLY BREATHING INFANT AND CHILD MODELS: A BENCH STUDY—Christine Kearney, Seattle WA
  • BENCH EVALUATION OF EZPAP: NEBULIZER EFFICIENCY AND POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE GENERATION—Jonathan Cope, Red Lion PA
  • AEROSOL MASKS VERSUS MOUTHPIECE: THE INFLUENCE OF AEROSOL INTERFACES ON DRUG DEPOSITION IN A SPONTANEOUSLY BREATHING MODEL—Hemali Brahmbhatt MSc, Chicago IL
  • FOLLOW THE ARROW: AN EVALUATION OF THE AERONEB SOLO ADULT T-PIECE DIRECTION ON DOSE DELIVERY IN AN IN-VITRO MODEL—Meagan Dubosky MS, Chicago IL
Poster Discussions #10—Management
9:30 am–11:25 am
  • (2014 UTAH SOCIETY FOR RESPIRATORY CARE AARC/USRC MEMBERSHIP SURVEY—Kelly Rose MSHS, Murray UT
  • IMPROVING COMPLIANCE WITH A NEW PRODUCTIVITY PROCESS IN A LARGE PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY CARE DIVISION—Angela Saunders RRT, Williamsburg OH
  • UTILIZING A PILOT STAFFING MODEL TO DRIVE PATIENT OUTCOMES IN A PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT—Joyce Baker, Aurora CO
  • A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF THIRTEEN HOUR SHIFTS IN THE RESPIRATORY CARE DIVISION—Elizabeth Cooper BHS RRT, Cincinnati OH
  • JUST CULTURE: A KEY ELEMENT TO IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY—Joyce Baker MBA, Aurora CO
  • PROTOCOL BASED RESPIRATORY CARE SERVICES - STILL NOT NECESSARILY THE EXPECTED RESULTS?—Russell Graham BSRC, Houston TX
  • TRACKING SYSTEM OBSTACLES TO IMPROVE RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS WORKFLOW AND OVERALL QUALITY OF PATIENT CARE—Elise Miller RRT-NPS, Golden CO
  • WORKPLACE BULLYING AMONG RESPIRATORY THERAPY MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS IN OHIO—Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT, Columbus OH
  • USE OF A STAFFING TOOL TO MEET HOSPITAL PRODUCTIVITY THRESHOLDS—Teresa A Volsko MHHS RRT FAARC, Akron OH
  • KBMA: ACHIEVE AND SUSTAIN MAXIMUM POSSIBLE COMPLIANCE —Peggy Watts, St. Louis MO
  • DECREASING SEROUS HARM WITH QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN A PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT—Brandy Seger MSc, Cleves OH
  • ASSESSMENT OF MORAL DISTRESS IN RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS—Marjorie Timmer MA MBA MHA, Atlanta GA
  • SURVEY OF PROLONGED MECHANICAL VENTILATION IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS IN MAINLAND CHINA: A PROSPECTIVE MULTICENTER STUDY—Jie Li MSc, Beijing China

Thursday, Dec. 11—Editors’ Choice

9:30 am–11:55 am

Presentations of the top 6 abstracts in this year’s OPEN FORUM. Researches and clinicians present significant findings in respiratory care research. Six 10-minute slide presentations, each followed by 10-minute questions and discussion.

  • LACK OF COMPLIANCE WITH LUNG-PROTECTIVE VENTILATION IS NOT DUE TO INACCURATE HEIGHT MEASUREMENT—Terry L Forrette MHS RRT FAARC, New Orleans LA
  • ACCURACY OF THE ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD PATIENT HEIGHT—Matthew C Jurecki, Cleveland OH
  • END-TIDAL CAPNOGRAPHY UTILIZATION IN DETERMINING CARDIAC ARREST OUTCOMES IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT—Nancy G Graff RRT RPSGT, Grand Rapids MI
  • USE OF A RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER DISEASE MANAGEMENT (RCP-DM) PROGRAM FOR PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH COPD—Robin Kidder RRT AE-C, St. Louis MO
  • A COMPARISON OF POSITIVE PRESSURE MODALITIES IN A RESPIRATORY THERAPIST DRIVEN PROTOCOL FOR PATIENTS POST ANATOMIC LUNG RESECTION—Jenny Hsieh, Chicago, IL
  • INFANT PULMONARY FUNCTION TESTING AND HIGH RESOLUTION CONTROLLED VENTILATION CHEST CT AS PREDICTORS FOR EXTUBATION IN ENDOTRACHEALLY INTUBATED INFANTS WITH SEVERE BRONCHOPULMONARY DYSPLASIA—Courtney R Cira MS RRT, Columbus OH

Thursday, Dec. 11—Posters Only #3

10:30 am–2:30 pm

Researchers and clinicians present the results of their work in this Posters Only session. Authors will be available from 12:00 pm–1:30 pm for questions and interaction.

Airways Care
  • PERFORMANCE OF THE SONARMED AIRWAVE IN A CONTINUOUS FLOW ENVIRONMENT: A BENCH STUDY—Garner Faulkner II BSRC, San Diego CA
  • IMPACT OF SECRETION BUILD-UP WITHIN ENDOTRACHEAL TUBES ON AIRWAY RESISTANCE IN A SMALL PATIENT COHORT—Michael Sajor MSc, Winfield IL
  • EFFECTS OF COUGH WITH MECHANICAL ASSISTED COUGH (MAC) AND HIGH FREQUENCY CHEST WALL OSCILLATION (HFCWO) FOR AIRWAY CLEARANCE—Tetsuo Miyagawa PhD, Yokohama Kanagawa Japan
  • EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT AMOUNT OF ARTIFICIAL SECRETIONS ON THE AIRFLOW RESISTANCE OF ADULT ENDOTRACHEL TUBES—Mufleh AlRougi, Mobile AL
  • OPINIONS OF RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS ON THE USE OF ADHESIVE TAPE AND HOLLISTER ANCHOR FAST TUBE HOLDER FOR ETT SECUREMENT—Saad AlMutairi, Mobile AL
  • COMPAIRISON OF ADDING A PEDIATRIC OMNI-FLEX CONNECTOR OR A SONTEK SWIVEL Y ON DELTA PRESSURE AND MEAN AIRWAY PRESSURE ON THE SENSORMEDICS 3100A—Jared Rice BSRT, Cleveland OH
  • MANUAL VERSUS MECHANICAL PERCUSSION—Shawn Case, Boise ID
  • ESTABLISHING NEW UPLANNED EXTUBATION BENCHMARK AT KING FAHAD MEDICAL CITY(KFMC)—Nasser AlHomoud, Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  • AARC ENDOTRACHEAL SUCTION CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE: IS IT IMPACTING OUR PRACTICE IN THE ICU?—Denise Acevedo, San Antonio TX
Diagnostics
  • AN EVALUATION OF AEROSOL EXPOSURE AND OCCUPATIONAL ASTHMA IN RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS—Kelly McDermott, Madison WI
  • QUALITY OF SPIROMETRY PERFORMED BY REGISTERED NURSES IN A PEDIATRIC POPULATION: EFFECTS OF AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM—Julie Feldstein, Cincinnati OH
  • CAN CARDIORESPIRATORY PERFORMANCE BE INFLUENCED BY THE LIPID PROFILE IN DIABETIC HYPERTENSIVE ELDERLY? A PARALLEL TRIAL CLINICAL STUDY—Etiene Fittipaldi PhD, Recife Brazil
Education
  • EFFECTIVENESS OF AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS' INSTRUCTIONAL HANDOUT REGARDING METERED-DOSE INHALER (MDI) ON ADULT PATIENTS—E. Rosenkranz MSRT, Chicago IL
  • PERCEPTIONS TOWARD AN INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION CLINICAL ROTATION: COMPARING HEALTHCARE PROFESSION STUDENTS AND STAFF—Cindy Bravo-Sanchez MPA, Brooklyn NY
  • EVALUATION OF A TRAINING METHOD TO IMPROVE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND INCREASE THE CLINICAL USE OF PRONE POSITIONING—Adel Aljoaid, Oak Park IL
Management
  • IMPROVING THE DELIVERY OF ASTHMA EDUCATION TO PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN—Jacqueline Arroyo MSc RRT, Skokie IL
  • THE UTILIZATION OF A RESOURCE ALGORITHM TO ENHANCE DEPARTMENTAL COMMUNICATIONS—Kenneth Miller MEd, Bath PA
  • “WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO GIVE!”–EXPANDING THE RESPIRATORY THERAPIST'S ROLE TO INCLUDE CLINICAL RESEARCH RESPONSIBILITIES—Suzanne Godbold BS Cardiopulmonary Care, Little Rock AR
  • USE OF SECURED MEDICATION BOXES IN GENERAL CARE REDUCES RT TIME AND ENHANCES EFFICIENCY ASSOCIATED WITH BRONCHODILATOR AND INHALED CORTICOSTEROID ADMINISTRATION—Joseph Lynott, Bowie MD
  • CREATING A TEMPORARY RESPIRATORY WORKFORCE COMPRISED OF NEW RESPIRATORY THERAPY GRADUATES: IS IT SAFE AND ARE THERE HIDDEN BENEFITS?—Scott Crego BSHA, Charleston SC
  • THE RISK AND RELATED FACTORS OF MECHANICALLY VENTILATED PATIENTS READMITTED TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT WITHIN SEVEN DAYS–A NATIONWIDE POPULATION-BASED COHORT STUDY—Chia-Chen Chu MSc, TaiChung Taiwan
  • RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS' PERCEPTION ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS OF THEIR JOB—Albert Heuer PhD RRT, Newark NJ
  • SUSTAINING RESPIRATORY THERAPIST ENGAGEMENT IN ICU LIBERATION—Tamra Kelly, Roseville CA
  • PUTTING MECHANISIMS IN PLACE TO REDUCE OVERTIME—Jenifer Graves, San Diego CA
  • QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MEDICAL EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT BAG EXCHANGE POLICY: CHECK-IN OR CARRY-ON?—Tammy Schultz MBA RRT-NPS, Austin MN
  • MANAGING FOR DAILY IMPROVEMENT: 6 SAFETY ELEMENTS FOR THE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH A TRACHEOSTOMY OR LARYNGECTOMY—Kathleen Spihlman, St. Louis MO
  • THE KENTUCKY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NICU RESPIRATORY WORKGROUP: RESULTS FROM A MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM LED BY AN RT/ MD DYAD—Lisa Wright MA, Lexington KY
  • THE USE OF AUTOMATED SCHEDULING SOFTWARE IMPROVES SCHEDULING INTEGRITY: MD ANDERSON DEPARTMENT OF RESPIRATORY SERVICES—Clarence Finch RRT MBA MHA, Houston TX
Monitoring/Equipment
  • CAN A COMMON TOOL USED FOR PATIENT ASSESSMENT BE A CULPRIT FOR HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS?—Daniel Hujar, Cary NC

Thursday, Dec. 11—Poster Discussions

Researches and clinicians present research results on bread-and-butter issues in respiratory care. Audience and authors review the posters during the first part of the session. A brief oral presentation (no slides) and audience questions and discussion allow presenters to expand on the work featured on the posters.

Poster Discussions #11—Airways Care
12:30 pm–2:25 pm
  • PHASE III OF A MULTI-PHASE INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDY AIMED AT REDUCING ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE DEVICE-RELATED HOSPITAL ACQUIRED PRESSURE ULCERS IN ICU AND CVICU—Charez Norris RRT, Phoenix AZ
  • IMPACT OF A FOCUSED TRACHEOSTOMY ALGORITHM AND TRAINING ON RT MANAGEMENT OF POST-OPERATIVE TRACHEOSTOMIES—Stephanie Sparacino RRT, Atlanta GA
  • PRESSURE CHANGES IN HME CIRCUIT USING CUFFED POLYURETHANE ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE—William Howard MBA BSRT, Boston MA
  • IMPACT OF CONTINUOUS CUFF REGULATION - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE—Mark Bouthot, Boston MA
  • WHAT HAPPENS TO CUFF PRESSURE AFTER THE ROUTINE CHECK?—William Howard MBA BSRT, Boston MA
  • COMPARISON OF THE TRACHEAL WALL PRESSURE EXERTED BY FIVE ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE CUFFS: A BENCH EVALUATION—Christopher Chenelle, Boston MA
  • COMPARISON OF THE ABILITY OF FIVE ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE CUFFS TO PREVENT LEAK: A BENCH EVALUATION—Taiga Itagaki, Boston MA
  • EBC PH AND PERSONAL AIR POLLUTION EXPOSURE—Naomi Nakagawa PT MSc PhD, São Paulo São Paulo Brazil
  • DOES ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE CLAMPING MAINTAIN AIRWAY PRESSURE? A BENCH EVALUATION—John Emberger Jr BSRT RRT FAARC, Newark DE
  • ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE CUFF INFLATION VOLUME AND RESULTANT CUFF PRESSURE: A MANIKIN STUDY—James Calhoun, Roanoke VA
  • DOES SUCTIONING DURING HFOV EFFECT THE AIRWAY PRESSURE AND FLOW? A BENCH EVALUATION—John Emberger Jr BSRT RRT FAARC, Newark DE
Poster Discussions #12—Ventilation/Ventilators Part 2
12:30 pm–2:25 pm
  • PRESSURE COMPARISON OF VDR SINGLE PATIENT PHASITRON AND TURBOHUB AND PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS OF A SINGLE PATIENT PHASITRON WITH 3.5, 5.0, AND 7.0 ENDOTRACHEAL TUBES—Brent Welch MPA, Salt Lake City UT
  • IDENTIFYING APPROPRIATE MECHANICAL VENTILATION ALARM SETTINGS TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY: A BENCH STUDY—Aaron Roebuck BSRT, Frederick MD
  • THE IMPACT OF ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE LENGTH TO DELIVERED TIDAL VOLUME IN AN INFANT BENCH MODEL—Edward Guerrero, Santa Clarita CA
  • EFFECTIVNESS OF TIDAL VOLUME DELIVERY IN THE TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT WITH NASAL CANNULA IMV: A BENCH STUDY IN AN INFANT MODEL—Edwin Khatchetourian, Tujunga CA
  • UNPLANNED EXTUBATION RATE AND OUTCOMES IN THE ADULT INTENSIVE CARE UNIT—Jefferson Mixell, Newark DE
  • THE IMPACT OF CLINICAL TRIALS: A SURVEY ON THE USE OF HFOV: A ONE YEAR FOLLOW-UP—Jonathan Scott MSc, Chicago IL
  • VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT OF PULMONARY ALVEOLAR PROTEINOSIS POST-LUNG LAVAGE—Lindsey Kreisher, Durham NC
  • DOES OUR PRACTICE CHANGE WHEN PRESENTED WITH EVIDENCE? RESULTS OF FOLLOW UP STUDY ON VENTILATOR ALARM SELECTION IN A MEDICAL-SURGICAL ICU—Andrew Tate RRT, San Antonio TX
  • USE OF CONTINUOUS PHYSIOLOGIC AND MECHANICAL VENTILATION DATA TO PREDICT DEVICE UTILIZATION FOLLOWING EXTUBATION IN A PEDIATRIC COHORT—Brian K Walsh MBA RRT-NPS FAARC, Stoughton MA
Poster Discussions #13—Case Reports
3:15 pm–5:10 pm
  • CASE REPORT FOR CHEST CUIRASS IN TODDLER WITH DIAPHRAGM WEAKNESS POST HEART TRANSPLANT—Ginger Weido RRT-NPS, Lilburn GA
  • ECMO AND HIGH FREQUENCY JET VENTILATION FOR NECROTIZING PNEUMONIA COMPLICATED BY BRONCHOPLEURAL FISTULA IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT—Gary Lowe MEd RRT-NPS RPFT, Little Rock AR
  • A CASE SERIES OF FOUR TECHNOLOGY DEPENDENT INFANTS WITH COMPLICATIONS DURING NEBULIZER THERAPY—Shannon Short, Cincinnati OH
  • INDEPENDENT LUNG VENTILATION UTILIZING HIGH FREQUENCY JET VENTILATION IN A TWO MONTH OLD WITH CONGENITAL PULMONARY AIRWAY MALFORMATION—Ryan Sura, Minneapolis MN
  • NOVEL USE OF FIBEROPTIC BRONCHOSCOPY TO TREAT PERSISTENT LOBAR CONSOLIDATION—T. Jacques, Seattle WA
  • THE IMPACT OF AIRWAY RESISTANCE ON VENTILATOR ALARMS IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS—Christy Dyer, Enon OH
  • THE VENTIALTOR MANAGEMENT OF A CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA IN A NEONATE: A CASE REPORT—Stephanie Bailes RRT-NPS, Stow OH
  • THE UNIQUE APPLICATION OF NEGATIVE PRESSURE CUIRASS VENTILATION IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT—Mark Washam RRT RN MSN APRN, Cincinnati OH
  • THE RESULTS OF IMPLEMENTING A HIGH-FLOW NASAL CANNULA WEANING PROTOCOL IN A PEDIATRIC ICU—David Heitz RRT, Atlanta GA
Poster Discussions #14—Education Part 2
3:15 pm–5:10 pm
  • IMPACT OF PAID CLINICAL INSTRUCTORS ON RRT PASS RATE—Margaret-Ann Vaughan, Wichita KS
  • KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTIONS, AND AWARENESS OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AMONG HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND IN-PATIENTS—Amber Al-Abed, Cincinnati OH
  • IDAHO PHARMACY PRACTICES AS RELATED TO METERED DOSE INHALERS AND SPACERS—Kari Armstrong, Meridian ID
  • EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF AFTER SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM DESIGNED BY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS FOR ELEMENTARY-AGE CHILDREN—Joshua Coquat BSRC, San Antonio TX
  • CHILD ASTHMA CONTROL TEST USED TO ASSESS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ASTHMA—Chinazo Orgazai, San Antonio TX
  • INTERPROFESSIONAL LAB: LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY’S INCLUSIVE INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE—Abdullah Alismail MSc, Redlands CA
  • KNOWLEDGE RETENTION OF DIFFERENT INHALER DEVICES BETWEEN RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS AND REGISTERED NURSES—Abdullah Alismail MSc, Redlands CA

Friday, Dec. 12—Poster Discussions

Researches and clinicians present research results on bread-and-butter issues in respiratory care. Audience and authors review the posters during the first part of the session. A brief oral presentation (no slides) and audience questions and discussion allow presenters to expand on the work featured on the posters.

Poster Discussions #15—Neonatal/Pediatric Part 2
9:00 am–10:55 am
  • IMPROVED INCIDENCE OF UNPLANNED EXTUBATIONS THROUGH PROCESS IMPROVEMENT IN A LEVEL IV NICU—Richard Williams BSRT, St Petersburg FL
  • IS THERE AN INCREASE IN EXPIRATORY RESISTANCE WITH GREATER BIAS FLOWS USING THE HIGH FREQUENCY OSCILLATOR?—Jeffrey Wright BSRT, West Valley City UT
  • VALIDATION OF THE MODIFIED INSURE METHOD AND EVALUATION OF ITS EFFECT ON INTUBATED DAYS AND REINTUBATION RATES—Maria Dixon, East Liverpool OH
  • CONTINUOUS HIGH FREQUENCY OSCILLATION THERAPY IN MECHANICALLY VENTILATED PATIENTS IN THE PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT—Ira Cheifetz MD FAARC, Durham NC
  • COMPARISON OF AMPLITUDE AND LUNG COMPLIANCE DURING HIGH FREQUENCY OSCILLATORY VENTILATION—John Priest, Boston MA
  • THE INTRODUCTION OF A NOVEL NEWBORN RESUSCITATION TRAINING PROGRAM AT AN INEXPERIENCED LEVEL II BIRTHING HOSPITAL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED ERRORS IN NEWBORN RESUSCITATIONS —Gordon Lassen, Provo UT
  • NITROGEN DIOXIDE (NO2) MEASUREMENTS OBTAINED FROM DIFFERENT SAMPLING LOCATIONS IN THE PATIENT CIRCUIT USING TWO INFANT VENTILATORS DURING NITRIC OXIDE (NO) ADMINISTRATION—Andrea McKillip, Tacoma WA
  • THE EFFECT OF CIRCUIT SIZE ON WORK OF BREATHING, TIDAL VOLUME ACCURACY, AND GRAPHICS QUALITY DURING SIMULATED PEDIATRIC VENTILATION—Dave Crotwell, RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA
  • RATE OF UNPLANNED EXTUBATION AND ASSOCIATED OUTCOMES IN THE NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT—John Emberger Jr BSRT RRT FAARC, Newark DE
  • EVALUATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HEMATOCRIT AND FIO2 IN PRETERM INFANTS—Ryan Sharkey BSRT, Charlottesville VA
  • PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED CROSSOVER STUDY TO EVALUATE PHYSIOLOGIC RESPONSE WITH TWO SUBACUTE CARE VENTILATORS IN TRACHEOTOMIZED INFANTS WITH CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE—Robert M DiBlasi BSRT RRT-NPS FAARC, Seattle WA
Poster Discussions #16—Monitoring/Equipment Part 2
9:00 am–10:55 am
  • EVALUATION OF PROXIMAL VERSUS DISTAL AIRWAY PRESSURE ON THE METANEB—Nancy Johnson, Medina OH
  • ACCURACY OF ETCO2 MEASUREMENTS USING A SIDE-STREAM DEVICE ON A SIMULATED PATIENT VIA HIGH-FLOW AEROSOL TEE-PIECE—Maura Bush, Chula Vista CA
  • EFFECTIVENESS OF MUFFLED 2-IN-1 ADAPTER AT DECREASING AMBIENT SOUND LEVEL AND EFFECT ON FLOW OUTPUT—Charline Don, San Diego CA
  • PULSE OXIMETRY SENSORS: ONE SIZE FITS ALL?—Natalie Napolitano MPH RRT-NPS FAARC, Philadelphia PA
  • TIDAL VOLUME DELIVERY WITH MASK TRIGGERED VENTILATION DURING PEDIATRIC RESUSCITATION: A BENCH STUDY—Kathleen Deakins MSHA RRT-NPS FAARC, Chardon OH
  • EVALUATION OF HUMIDIFICATION SETTINGS IN THREE NEW ICUS USING HEATED-WIRES: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY—Amber Marquette, San Antonio TX
  • A DISPOSABLE, BEDSIDE SYSTEM TO SUPERSATURATE LIQUIDS WITH DISSOLVED OXYGEN FOR TREATMENT OF CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTION—Daniel Grady MSc, Asheville NC
  • ACCURACY OF TIDAL VOLUME DELIVERY IN 2 COMMONLY USED PEDIATRIC VENTILATORS: A BLAND-ALTMAN COMPARISON—Jessica Semenko-Meli, Pittsburgh PA