A Novel Approach to Ventilator Weaning

Description: The process of weaning from mechanical ventilation can prove a significant struggle, particularly for patients with neuromuscular compromise due to spinal cord injury or other neuro-motor injury. While traditional ventweaning
settings (long term acute care hospitals/LTACHs) have long been offering ventilator weaning services, the multi-disciplinary and neuro-motor expertise that is accessible at inpatient acute rehabilitation facilities (IRF) offer a novel approach to optimize the success of ventilator free breathing for these specific populations. Outcomes from a pilot IRF program outline high success rates of ventilator weaning amongst pediatric and adult patient populations who previously relied upon mechanical ventilation due to neuromuscular injury, with many of the patients having experienced “ventilator weaning failure” at previous settings.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate patients for ventilator-free breathing program at IRF
  • Describe how rehab hospital programs can differ from other facilities
  • Discuss the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration in ventilator-free breathing program
  • Identify benefits of ventilator-free breathing time in regards to patient quality of life and patient/caregiver adjustment

Instructors: Ki (Alex) Kim, MD, Phillip Hall, RRT, MBA, Lauren Henderson, OTR/L, Tessa Herrmann DPT, Kristen Forand, M.A., CCC-SLP and Linda Morris PhD, APN

Audience:  Case Managers, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Physician Assistants (not offering CME), Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Speech-Language Pathologists 

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

Nurses

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE is being offered for 1.0 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Occupational Therapy

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 03384. This distance learning – independent webinar is offered at 0.10 CEUs [intermediate, Foundational Knowledge & OT Service Delivery]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Physical Therapy 
The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.0 self-study Contact Hours.  Approval #216-000069

Social Workers
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized as an Illinois Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor. This program awards social workers 1.0 continuing education hours. 

Speech-Language Pathology

Disclosures

Kristen Forand
Financial: Receives a salary from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Phillip Hall
Financial: Receives a salary from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Lauren Henderson
Financial: Receives a salary from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Tessa Herrmann
Financial: Receives a salary from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Ki (Alex) Kim
Financial: Receives a salary from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Linda Morris
Financial: Receives a salary from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Author for Benchmark Health Publishing Company and receives royalty payments.
Non-financial: Founding Member, Global Tracheostomy Collaborative.
 
Basic Computer Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported. High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.  
Additional requirements include:

  • Web browser: latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Speaker or headset to listen to recorded audio files
  • Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.

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