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Respiratory Therapy

Hours: 1 Contact Hour
Author(s): Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST
Peer Reviewer(s):
  • Beth Eliot, MS, RRT-NPS
  • Lisa M. Trujillo, DHSc, RRT
Item#: V7291
Contents: 1 Course Book (38 pages)

High-Frequency Ventilation of the Newborn, 2nd Edition

Price $9.95
Item # V7291
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: February 9, 2018

Expiration Date: February 9, 2021

This intermediate-level course is intended for respiratory therapists, nurses, and physicians. The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic principles behind the use of high-frequency ventilation to achieve optimal ventilation and oxygenation in the neonate. The major classifications of high-frequency ventilation (HFV) are discussed along with indications, advantages, disadvantages, and potential hazards associated with its application. Specific HFV strategies for various disease processes are presented, and the course follows with a case study to help bring the information together. This course is useful for clinicians interested in gaining foundational and updated knowledge about HFV use in the neonate.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the general physical concepts and theories of high-frequency and oscillatory ventilation.
  • Identify the various types of high-frequency ventilation.
  • List the indications for and potential complications of high-frequency and oscillatory ventilation.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of high-frequency and oscillatory ventilation.
  • Describe the application and management strategies for high-frequency and oscillatory ventilation.
  • Describe assessment requirements and general care points concerning a neonate during high-frequency and oscillatory ventilation.

Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST, is an associate research professor and program director in the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Schools of Allied Health and Medicine, at Loma Linda University and program director of doctoral studies in health sciences at Trident University. She is also an adjunct researcher and advisor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, as well as the founder of Tranquility Community Health in Colton, California. Dr. Marin received a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Riverside; an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from Loma Linda University; a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University; and an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy from Victor Valley College.

Beth Eliot, MS, RRT-NPS, is an independent facilitator for patient advocacy for underprivileged individuals in her immediate community. Ms. Eliot received a master’s degree in microbiology from Georgetown University, a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University, and an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy from Victor Valley College. She gained her experience working at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, and emergency departments; at Loma Linda University as an adjunct faculty member; and at Victor Valley College as a clinical instructor.

Lisa M. Trujillo, DHSc, RRT, is the director of clinical education and an associate professor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She earned her doctorate in health science with an emphasis on global health at Nova Southeastern University, her master’s degree in respiratory therapy with an emphasis in higher education at Northeastern University, and her bachelor’s degree at Weber State University. She is a registered respiratory therapist. Dr. Trujillo serves as the International Outreach Committee Chair of the Coalition on Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE), as a Neonatal Pediatric Program instructor/trainer for the American Academy of Pediatrics, as the director at large of the AARC Board of Directors, and as the founder and president of the Charity Beyond Borders non-profit organization, which provides medical and educational services in Ghana.