Abstract: Dr. Suhrbier will be discussing his experience developing a sleep laboratory for children as part of private practice, as opposed to an ITF or hospital-based model.
Speaker: David Suhrbier, DO
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Abstract: Accountability "done right" leads to an energized team that works together like a well-oiled machine. Your patients have a better experience and your practice is healthier, with improved efficiency and production.
Speaker: Rhonda Savage, DDS
Date/Time: Monday, May 20, 2013, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Abstract: Expand the healthcare team to include asthma educators, counselors and coordinators.
Speakers: Floyd J. Malveaux, MD, PhD, Chanda Nicole Holsey, DrPH, MPH, AE-C, Ellen O'Kelley, PNP, BC, AE-C, Kristi Rapp, PharmD, AE-C, BCACP, and Denise Woodall-Ruff, MD
Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
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Abstract: This presentation will focus on both value of cultural sensitivity and the influence of personal perspective to improve quality of life as it relates to healthcare.
Speaker: Geri Abbatiello, CNS, NP
Date/Time: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Abstract: The specific treatment known as "oral appliance therapy" or "mandibular advancement device therapy" will be discussed in detail, including the proper patient selection, communication with the dental sleep medicine practitioner, fabrication of the device, calibration of the device, and anticipated clinical results.
Speaker: Kelly A. Carden, MD, MBA
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 3, 1-2 p.m. ET
Abstract: With the healthcare industry facing new operational changes, managing performance improvement projects is an important organizational asset.
Speaker: Shelly Turner, BSN, MSN, DNP
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 1:00-1:45 p.m. EST
Abstract:Grow your brand and increase your profits using the internet as part of yor marketing campaign.
Speaker:Stewart Gandolf, MBA
Date/Time: February 6 • 2 to 3 p.m. ET
Abstract: Join Stan Holland, MS, RRT, to discuss opportunities such as reducing pneumonia, VAP occurrences, and COPD readmissions; and acting as a physician extender.
Speaker: Stan Holland, MS, RRT, is director of pulmonary services at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, Va
Date/Time: January 23 • 2 to 3 p.m.
Abstract: To succeed in the future, The New Normal will show that we have learned from our past and have the courage to transform. It's about taking accountability for the results we produce--patient satisfaction, compliance, profitability, and attracting and retaining the right employees.
Speaker: Marty Stanley
Date/Time: December 12, 2012 • 1 p.m.
Abstract: Join Brian Carlin, immediate past chair of the COPD Alliance, to learn about developing effective strategies for the early detection, appropriate diagnosis, and correct treatment.
Speaker: Brian Carlin, MD, FCCP
Date/Time: November 8 • 4 to 5 p.m.
Abstract: Turn data into "actionable information" that enables emerging ACO and collaborative care initiatives.
Speaker: Lynne A. Dunbrack & Diane Turcan, RN, MSN, MBA/HCM
Date/Time: October 16 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Abstract: This live webinar will discuss the protocol used at Children's Hospital Colorado to desensitize pediatric patients to NIV. Suggestions will be provided to increase NIV adherence in children & adolescents.
Susan Crane, PsyD is a licensed psychologist specializing in child and family treatments, and has been a member of Children's Hospital Colorado Sleep Team since 2009. Dr. Crane has collaborated with the sleep team to developed desensitization protocols for NIV therapy, nasal cannula use, and polysomnogram studies.
Todd Antisdel, RRT has worked as a pediatric respiratory therapist since 2008. Antisdel specializes in treating the respiratory needs of the pediatric sleep disordered patients at Children's Hospital Colorado. Antisdel and Dr. Crane work closely together in providing several weekly desensitization clinics focusing on tolerating polysomnography, NIV therapy, and nasal cannulas. The population served includes young patients, children and adolescents with special needs, and "unmotivated" patients and families.
Date/Time: October 15 • noon to 1 p.m. ET
Abstract: We want to help you craft the perfect resume - the one that will help you get the job you want!
Speaker: Linda Jones from ADVANCE
Date/Time: September 6 • 2 to 3 p.m.
Abstract: Which road is your respiratory department on: the path to extinction or the path to surviving and thriving? Michael J. Hewitt, RRT-NPS, RCP, FAARC, FCCM, winner of ADVANCE's National Respiratory Achievement Award for Best Manager, will help you gain access to the highway for success during a webinar: Surviving Before Thriving: Respiratory Care at the Fork in the Road.
Speaker: Michael J. Hewitt, RRT-NPS, RCP, FAARC, FCCM, winner of ADVANCE's National Respiratory Achievement Award for Best Manager, is both a Fellow of the American Association of Respiratory Care (FAARC) and the Society of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM). He is Chair-Elect of the Respiratory Section of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Date/Time: August 22 • 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Abstract: What lessons can we learn from other countries that have implemented ICD-10? In this live webinar, Rhonda Buckholtz, VP of ICD-10 training and education at AAPC, will review how other countries have already implemented ICD-10, what lessons have been learned, and key hurdles to implementation. She'll discuss how to plan your implementation strategy and what common documentation issues there are. The webinar also will include a brief overview of accountable care organizations.
Speaker: Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, is vice president of ICD-10 education and training at AAPC.
Date/Time: August 15 •1 to 2 p.m. ET
Abstract: Asthma is a giant among health care concerns. It affects an estimated 20 million Americans, 300 million people worldwide, and 10 percent of all children. The most common chronic lung disease of childhood, asthma's prevalence and morbidity are on the rise; the death rate for asthmatic children under 19 years old has increased by nearly 80 percent since 1980. Discover the usefulness of the FENO biomarker in asthma management.
Speaker: Gabriel Ortiz, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, has worked in allergy and immunology for 18 years and has participated in numerous clinical trials for allergy and asthma medications and antibiotics. He is the co-founder and past president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology,and currently is the liaison between the American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA) and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). He is the former AAPA Liaison to the National Institutes of Health-National Asthma Education and Prevention Program - Coordinating Committee. In February 2008, Gabe was awarded the recognition of Distinguished Fellow of the AAPA.
Date/Time: August 8 • 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Abstract: Navigating the web during work time has increased over the past year. Maintaining professionalism requires commitment, accountability and responsibility. When one crosses the line, it can be a slippery slope for those who share too much with others.
Speaker: Barbara J. Levin BSN, RN, ONC, LNCC, Past President of AALNC Clinical Scholar Orthopaedic Trauma Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
Date/Time: July 25 • 1 to 1:45 p.m. ET
Abstract: Whether you left or the bully did (or you've solved the problem), learn how to move forward after a bullying situation.
Speaker: Back by popular demand, Linda Steffens MSN, RN, CCRN, will continue the conversation on workplace bullying. Steffens is a nurse researcher, clinical performance specialist, and educator with a long clinical background in critical care. She became interested in the subject of bullying and other negative relationships in healthcare after seeing their impact on patient outcomes, nursing retention, and nursing culture. She joined with nursing colleagues to study this subject and is currently conducting a larger nation-wide research study on the topic. She works with Delnor Hospital on a nursing research project and is on the nursing faculty at Ambria College of Nursing.
Date/Time: June 27 • 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Abstract: This webinar will discuss how earning an advanced degree in respiratory care can help advance an RT's career in staff, managerial or academic roles and how it will play a critical role for the advancement of the field.
Speaker: Lynda T. Goodfellow, Ed.D., RRT, AE-C, FAARC, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University, and AARC Education Section Chair, 2009-11
Date/Time: May 9 • 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Abstract: Attend this convenient online event to stay up-to-date on the hottest respiratory and sleep topics.
Date/Time: April 25 • noon to 5 pm ET
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Abstract: During this webinar, Medical Director and Pulmonology Specialist Dr. David Nelson will talk through the evolution of ventilator weaning and how his facility, Barlow Respiratory Hospital, has taken it to the next level
Speaker: David Nelson, MD, medical director Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Date/Time: April 4 • 1 to 2 pm ET
Abstract: An innovative lung cancer screening program at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif, has provided discounted CT scans and interpretation to 800 people with the aim of detecting lung cancer earlier. They've detected 21 cancers - 67 percent at Stage 1 or 2-- which would not have been found on chest X-ray. Information about this program appeared in an article in a recent issue of ADVANCE, prompting readers to ask for more details. We heard you loud and clear! Here's your chance to get all of your questions answered. Join Dr. Casciari and Nurse Navigator Pam Matten, RN, of St. Joseph Hospital's Thoracic Oncology Program for a look at what's good about the program, what's bad, and what you can do to maximize the odds in your patient's favor.
Speakers: Raymond Casciari, MD, program director, and Pam Matten, RN, Nurse Navigator, Thoracic Oncology Program at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif
Date/Time: March 14 • 1 to 2 pm ET
Abstract: We'll break down the principles of winning formulas from proven leaders such as politician and former Red Cross President Elizabeth Dole; Rudy Giuliani, the mayor of New York City during the 9/11 terrorist attacks; sales expert Tom Hopkins; and Meg Whitman, president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard. This webinar will focus on how wisdom, strategic thought, and courage intertwine to create successful teams. Included will be a brief introduction to leadership benchmarks and the SWOT Analysis.
Speakers: Shirley Premont
Date/Time: Feb. 14, 2011 • 1 to 1:45 p.m. ET
Abstract: Researchers increasingly are interested in reaching the small airways with fine-particle inhaled corticosteroids to help reduce inflammation associated with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. But the question over whether these drugs are better than larger-particle aerosols remains unanswered.
Objectives for the web presentation are to:
-Review pathology of small airways disease
-Discuss measurement of small airways' function
-Contrast relevance of small airways' function in asthma and COPD
-Explore therapeutic options in the treatment of small airways disease
Speakers: Alphonso Quinones, DHA(C), MA, CHE, RRT-NPS, RPSGT, RPFT, CCT, AE-C, director of respiratory therapy, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY.
Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1-2 EST
Abstract: Workplace bullying and hostility are especially problematic when the bully is your boss. Learn what you can do to manage the situation.
Speaker: Linda Steffens, MSN, RN, CCRN, a nurse manager at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva, IL
Date/Time: Wednesday, December 14 • 2 to 3 p.m. ET
Abstract: People first diagnosed with COPD may think exercise is not appropriate for them due to the perceived limitations brought on by their condition. But on the contrary, exercise plays an important role in keeping patients with COPD strong and healthy. Some precautions may be needed, but patients with COPD can enjoy all the benefits of exercise. In this webinar, learn how to get patients with COPD started in an exercise program and how to assess their physical capabilities to keep them on the right track.
Speakers: Peter K, a physical therapist, nutritionist, mind/body success coach, author and professional speaker, who created the lifestyle program "5 Minutes to Fitness."
Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 • 3 to 4 p.m. ET
Abstract: An innovative inhaled drug relabeling program instituted at Children's Hospital Colorado has cut waste, saved patients significant money, and improved their post-discharge outcomes. Information about this protocol appeared in an article in a recent issue of ADVANCE, prompting readers to ask for more details via phone calls and emails. We heard you loud and clear! Here's your chance to get all of your questions answered. You'll hear about: what prompted the relabeling of respiratory medication for home use, compliance to use of inhaled medication upon discharge, benefits of MDI versus nebulizers in the home, pharmaceutical regulations for home medications, and financial benefit to the patient.
Speakers: Joyce Baker MBA, BS, RRT-NPS, Director of Respiratory Care
Laura-Jean "LJ" Turcotte, BHK, RRT, Clinical Coordinator
Lori Small, Pharm D, Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 11 • noon to 1 p.m. ET
Abstract: Attend this convenient online event to stay up-to-date on the hottest respiratory and sleep topics!
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 21 • 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET
Abstract: Regardless of where you are in the respiratory care career life cycle, navigating the job search process requires a thoughtful, structured approach. But how do you design a process to find the "best fit" job for you? How do you create a plan to balance your personal and professional needs for career success? Discover the must-have tools for your next career move!
Speaker: Lisa Boesen, MAOM, PHR, former registered respiratory therapist
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 3 • 3 to 4 p.m. ET
Abstract: Children younger than 5 are hospitalized more and seen in the emergency room three times as often as children 5 to 15 years-old. Not only are their airways are smaller and blocked more easily, but they also cannot use a peak flow meter and their parents don't know how to track the course of an asthma episode. These last two problems can be overcome if parents use a diary based on four common signs of asthma. Thomas F. Plaut, MD, will describe an asthma diary for children younger than 5 years and discuss an action plan that parents can use to guide treatment at home.
Speaker: Thomas F. Plaut, MD, a nationally known asthma specialist and author who has treated thousands of children with asthma. His books have helped many parents learn how to treat asthma at home and keep their children out of the emergency room and the hospital.
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 13 • noon to 1 p.m. ET
Abstract: Patients with obstructive sleep apnea must become engaged partners in their health care. This presentation will give strategies on how to incorporate educational messages throughout the course of care - from before patients step through your sleep centers' doors to long-term emotional support from outside groups
Speaker: Ed Grandi, executive director, American Sleep Apnea Association
Date/Time: June 1 • 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Abstract: Withholding information. Undermining a coworker. Starting rumors. Scapegoating. Backstabbing. Infighting. Workplace bullying comes in many forms, and most managers don't know what to do. Join us for this free live webinar to learn how to stop workplace bullying.
Speaker: Linda Steffens, MSN, RN, CCRN, a nurse manager at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva, IL
Date/Time: May 18 • 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Abstract: When it comes to overcoming the enormous cost, health and personal burdens of childhood asthma, just delivering the right medical care is not enough - and even that's a challenge. The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN) and its local partners have spent years applying the best asthma management programs in local communities across the country. Through trial, error and success, the programs have worked to break down barriers that make defeating childhood asthma so challenging. Join this important webinar to learn successful strategies for bringing better healthcare and management to the millions of children and families affected by asthma.
Speakers: Floyd J. Malveaux, MD, PhD, executive director, Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc.
Leonard Jack, PhD, MSc, CHES, director, Center for Minority Health, Health Disparities Research and Education, Xavier University
Tyra Bryant-Stephens, MD, director, Community Asthma Prevention Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Date/Time: April 13 • 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. ET
Abstract: Are your finances in order? Are you saving for the future? Are you adequately insured? Find out what to do to safeguard your future.
Speaker: Emil J. Belvin, RCP, CRTP
Date/Time: March 2 • 2 to 3 p.m. ET
Abstract: Reinforcing the value of the leading credential in polysomnographic technology
Speaker: Janice East, RPSGT, R. EEG T., President, BRPT
Date/Time: February 24 • 1 to 2 p.m. ET
Abstract: BryanLGH Medical Center has taken their successful ventilator-associated pneumonia intervention efforts beyond the "vent bundle" and changed their culture in order to sustain their achievements. From 2007-2009, it's estimated that their VAP prevention efforts saved their facility $758,000. Find out how they did it.
Speakers: Denise Moeschen RN, BSN, CCRN, Critical Care Data Coordinator
Lisa Latham, BSN, MHA, RN, Clinical Manager of Neuro Trauma ICU
Amy Wise, RRT, Clinical Specialist
BryanLGH Medical Center, Lincoln, Neb.
Date/Time: January 28 • 2 to 3 p.m. ET
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