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Browse on-demand recordings of Past Webinars or register for a live webinar to stay up-to-date with the latest in cardiorespiratory diagnostics.

Upcoming Webinars

Date: October 7, 2020
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM CST

Plethysmography: Lung Volumes

Presenter: Kevin McCarthy, RPFT - Clinical OverRead Specialist - ERT and President of Expert PFT, LLC
Credits: Approved for 1.0 AARC Accredited Hour (attendees must complete the survey at the end of the webinar to receive credit).
Cost: $15

This webinar will focus on Lung Volumes via Plethysmography in a testing environment. Lung Volumes are an important part of a complete pulmonary function test. This webinar is suited for all cardiorespiratory equipment users.

In this AARC accredited webinar, we will discuss:

  • Principles of a whole-body plethysmograph
  • Testing Techniques
  • Performance Standards
  • 45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A discussion using attendee submitted questions

This is a live webinar and it will not be recorded or available for viewing outside of the live broadcast.

Date: October 14, 2020
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM CST

Plethysmography: Airway Resistance

Presenter: Susan Blonshine, RRT, RPFT, FAARC, AE-CC
Credits: Approved for 1.0 AARC Accredited Hour (attendees must complete the survey at the end of the webinar to receive credit)
Cost: $15

This webinar will focus on airway resistance as measured in a whole-body Plethysmograph. Airway Resistance can aid in the evaluation of upper airway obstruction, bronchodilator response as well as airway challenge testing. This webinar is suited for all cardiorespiratory equipment users.

In this AARC accredited webinar, we will discuss:

  • Clinical Indications
  • Testing Techniques
  • Performance Standards
  • 45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A discussion using attendee submitted questions

This is a live webinar and it will not be recorded or available for viewing outside of the live broadcast.

Date: October 21, 2020
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM CST

Cardiopulmonary Exercise: Preparation & Predicted Values

Presenter: Carl Mottram, RRT, RPFT, FAARC
Credits: Approved for 1.0 AARC Accredited Hour AND approved by the ACSM for 1.0 hour CEC*, providership #872319 (attendees must complete the survey at the end of the webinar to receive credit).
Cost: $15

This webinar will focus on cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) guidelines, test preparation, predicted values and quality control testing. The process leading up to the CEPT test is paramount to ensuring test quality and patient effort. This webinar is suited for all cardiorespiratory equipment users.

In this AARC and ACSM accredited webinar, we will discuss:

  • Overall lab setup and patient preparation
  • Predicted values
  • Quality control
  • 45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A discussion using attendee submitted questions

This is a live webinar and it will not be recorded or available for viewing outside of the live broadcast.

*ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organizations products/services.

Date: October 28, 2020
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM CST

Cardiopulmonary Exercise: Physiology

Presenter: David Kaminsky, MD
Credits: Approved for 1.0 AARC Accredited Hour AND approved by the ACSM for 1.0 hour CEC*, providership #872319 (attendees must complete the survey at the end of the webinar to receive credit).
Cost: $15

This webinar will provide an overview of physiology, normal and abnormal responses measured as part of a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET). What is measured in a CPET test provides unique insight into a patient's cardiac, pulmonary and metabolic physiology. This webinar is suited for all cardiorespiratory equipment users.

In this AARC and ACSM accredited webinar, we will discuss:

  • Clinical Indications
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Normal and Abnormal Responses to Exercise
  • 45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A discussion using attendee submitted questions

This is a live webinar and it will not be recorded or available for viewing outside of the live broadcast.

*ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organizations products/services.

Date: November 4, 2020
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM CST

Predicted Values & Reference Equations in Pulmonary Diagnostics

Presenter: Gregg Ruppel, MEd, RRT, RPFT, FAARC
Credits: Approved for 1.0 AARC Accredited Hour (attendees must complete the survey at the end of the webinar to receive credit)
Cost: $15

This webinar will focus on predicted values and reference equations used during cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing. All measured values are compared against "normal" reference values to evaluate the subject's health status. If incorrect reference equations are used, an incorrect diagnosis of normal or abnormal could be made. This webinar is suited for all cardiorespiratory equipment users.

In this AARC accredited webinar, we will discuss:

  • Issues caused by selection of predicted equations
  • Bias introduced by using "percent of predicted"
  • The preferred method(s) for determining the Lower Limit of Normal
  • 45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A discussion using attendee submitted questions

This is a live webinar and it will not be recorded or available for viewing outside of the live broadcast.

Date: November 11, 2020
Time: 12:00-1:00 PM CST

Methacholine & Mannitol Bronchial Challenge

Presenter: Matt O'Brien, MS, RRT, RPFT, FAARC
Credits: Approved for 1.0 AARC Accredited Hour (attendees must complete the survey at the end of the webinar to receive credit)
Cost: $15

This webinar will focus on the methods used to evaluate airway response to direct and indirect stimulus. Challenge testing is used to assess airway responsiveness to help rule out asthma and to provide a possible cause of impairment/symptoms for subjects complaining of cough, dyspnea on exertion or chest tightness. This testing tool can also be used to evaluate if drug therapy is needed or effective. This webinar is suited for all cardiorespiratory equipment users.

In this AARC accredited webinar, we will discuss:

  • Methods and equipment used for testing
  • Key points from 2017 ERS Technical Standards
  • Case examples and basics of interpretation
  • 45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A discussion using attendee submitted questions

This is a live webinar and it will not be recorded or available for viewing outside of the live broadcast.

 

Browse on-demand recordings of Past Webinars to catch up on valuable information in the field of Cardiorespiratory Diagnostics.

NEW UPDATES: Restarting Your Lab: a pathway to resuming diagnostic testing (recording)

Presenter(s): Matt O'Brien, MS, RRT, RPFT, FAARC - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
Kevin McCarthy, RPFT - Clinical OverRead Specialist - ERT and President of Expert PFT, LLC

With various geographic areas beginning to re-open, this exclusive webinar will provide the most up-to-date information and guidance so that cardiorespiratory diagnostic labs can continue to make informed decisions regarding the process of resuming safe testing. In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • Disinfection and Cleaning Options
  • Staff and Patient Safety
  • Professional Organization Statements and Guidelines (ATS, ERS, etc)
  • 40 minutes discussion, 20 minutes Q&A

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Recorded: June 8, 2020
View Recording                                            
> download (pdf): Roadmap to Restarting Pulmonary Operations
> download (pdf)ERS Recommendations
> download (pdf)Pre-Screening Questionaaire for Pulmonary Testing

Restarting Your Lab: a pathway to resuming diagnostic testing (recording)

Presenter: Matt O'Brien, MS, RRT, RPFT, FAARC - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health.

During these uncertain times with COVID-19, we understand you need to get your lab restarted safely and quickly. In this Webinar we discuss:

  • Disinfection and Cleaning Options
  • Staff and Patient Safety
  • Professional Organization Statements and Guidelines (ATS, ERS, AARC, etc)
  • Alternatives to the Overall Diagnostic Test AND Time In-between tests
  • Alternatives? Home Spirometry, Tele-medicine, etc

> download (pdf): Matt O'Brien Presentation
> download (pdf): ERS Recommendations
> download (pdf): Pre-Screening Questionaaire for Pulmonary Testing

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Recorded: May 5, 2020
View Recording

this will take you to our YouTube page               
> download (pdf): Presentation
> download (pdf): ERS Recommendations
> download (pdf): Pre-Screening Questionaaire for Pulmonary Testing

 

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