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A Breath Ahead - Free Respiratory CEUs - a-breath-ahead-lungs-16-6-dw-16-2003

A Breath Ahead - Free Respiratory CEUs

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A Breath Ahead is moving to a new platform!

You will be able to establish your own account to view presentations from key opinion leaders on neonatal and adult respiratory topics. The benefit of creating your own personal account means that you will have immediate access to your certificate once you have completed the course and access to all future certificates - starting today! 

We have been busy making changes, improvements, and even updating courses. Click on the link below to provide your information and use the code ABreathAhead to receive your email activation for your new login.

Dräger Academy FAQs

Will I have access to my certificates?
Our new platform will only contain any course certificates from July 1, 2024 onward. Any courses completed prior to July 1, 2024 on the traditional A Breath Ahead website will need further investigation in order to retrieve your certificate(s). Please contact info.usa@draeger.com and provide the number of courses and the date range in which you are inquiring about.

Are these courses free?
As of today, your access to the new platform is complimentary for content that is within the open Learning Library.

Are these courses still accredited?
Each program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063

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Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) Courses

Earn complimentary CRCE credits by successfully completing our online webinars and presentations for respiratory professionals. You can take tests by selecting "Take your test" after watching one of our webinars. After successfully completing a test and course evaluation, you'll receive an email with your CRCE certificate.

Choose from our list of accredited webinars and presentations and start earning CRCE credits now!

*Each program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063

Adult Courses

Below is a sampling of courses available. Once registered you will have access to all courses listed in our Learning Library.

Critical Thinking in the ICU

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Dr. Aaron Light will discuss unique situations encountered in the ICU that require the clinician to critically think. In addition, he will present patient cases with pertinent and distracting information for you to determine what is the best course of action for the patient. After which a review of each will offer a better understanding and discuss the associated pathology, physiology and assessment components.

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Lung Protection Using APRV/TCAV

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APRV following a TCAV protocol is infrequently used by most clinicians and understood by even fewer. But when applied appropriately, APRV-TCAV has tremendous potential to restore lung architecture, recruit physiologic lung volumes, and promote safety, comfort, and ultimately liberation from the ventilator. In this presentation, Dr. Ben Daxon will review the literature that details how this is done and answer some of the most common questions when using the mode.

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Proportional Pressure Support – PPS

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In conventional ventilation we tend to look at the delivered volume and see how much pressure that is required to meet the desired volume. Proportional ventilation has been around for 30 years and Maria Madden will share how to best use this mode of ventilation and how to set to meet your patient’s lung resistance and elastance. Ms. Madden will review the current literature on the use of proportional ventilation and the benefits it provides the patient. Finally, you will be able to learn how to sculpt that sinusoidal waveform through clear examples of patients being ventilated by PPS.

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Neonatal Courses

Below is a sampling of courses available. Once registered you will have access to all courses listed in our Learning Library.

Concepts in Neonatal Ventilation

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This lecture will describe the indications for neonatal ventilation and emphasize the practical and useful modes of the ventilation. In particular, the talk will highlight the advantages of volume guarantee mode over traditional SIMV and present a working algorithm for when AC/VG and SIMV/VG with or without PS should be used. Dr. Mitchel Goldstein will present the importance of ventilator graphics and the usefulness of available pulmonary function parameters in making these selections.

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Using Neonatal Airway Graphics to Optimize Care in Neonatal Patients

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Airway graphical waveform analysis is one form of monitoring that can provide real-time assessment on underlying pathophysiologic changes in mechanical ventilated patients. Improvements in flow sensor design and ventilator technology now allow clinicians to accurately monitor graphics at the airway in neonatal patients. This interactive discussion will focus on airway graphics monitoring in the neonatal intensive care unit setting using novel modes of ventilation and different disease types.

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Evolution of Respiratory Care in the NICU to Reduce the Use of Invasive Ventilation

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John Emberger will discuss the history of newborn respiratory care. He will help us better understand those key drivers that push forward the care of this patient population. Over the years, alternative therapies and management strategies for the newborn patient have improved patient outcomes through the reduction in the need of invasive mechanical ventilation to our smallest patients. Mr. Emberger will share important insights and best practices in neonatal respiratory support.

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