Gain knowledge from experts in the field of respiratory care and earn five AARC CRCE contact hours.* The event is sponsored by the IaSRC and Hawkeye Community College.
|8:00–8:30am ||Seminar check-in || |
|8:30–8:40am ||Welcome || |
|8:40–9:40am ||Virtual Care: Endless Possibilities – Jo Comer, registered respiratory therapist ||Course Objectives: Be aware of multiple modalities of providing virtual healthcare. Develop a knowledge of virtual healthcare for disease management. |
|9:40–9:45am ||Break || |
|9:45–10:45am ||Do You Have Rhythm? A Fib and Sleep Apnea – Lisa Maher, nurse practioner ||Course Objectives: Identify cardiac conditions associated with sleep apnea. Develop a treatment plan for patients with atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea. Assess risk factors associated with sleep apnea. |
|10:45–10:55am ||Break || |
|10:55–11:15am ||COPD Case Management – Jared Kindred, registered respiratory therapist, AAS ||Course objectives: Define respiratory therapy role in COPD management. Outline patient population appropriate for case management. Define COPD criteria. |
|11:55am–1:00pm ||Lunch || |
|12:05–12:25pm || |
Patient Simulator Lab tours, Grundy Hall
Choose one of two times during the lunch break to view the Patient Simulator Lab in Grundy Hall.
|1:00–2:00pm ||Difficult Airways – Dr. Pankaj Mehta, pulmonologist ||Course objectives: Discuss ways to identify a difficult airway and strategies for successful intubation. |
|2:00–2:10pm || |
|2:10–3:10pm ||Breathe Easy – Dr. Pankaj Nagaraj, neonatologist ||Course objectives: Discuss mechanical ventilation strategies for the neonate population. |
|3:10–3:30pm ||Closing remarks, certificate distribution || |
Jo Comer is a respiratory case manager for the VA of Central Iowa. Jo's clinic responsibilities include outreach clinics, home-based primary care, and the ALS/SCI veteran population. She also provides telehealth services to clinics and in patient's homes using multiple modalities. Additionally, she established a training program, utlizing super-users for the telehealth care technicians to unsure standard processes, effective communication, and knowledge of respiratory equipment services.
Lisa Maher is a nurse practitioner at the Cedar Valley Cardiovacular Center. She specializes in the treatment of general cardiology, sleep apnea, weight loss, and risk factor modification.
Jared Kindred is a respiratory case manager for the VA of Central Iowa. Jared's clinic responsibilities include an outreach clinic which provides telehealth services and a Des Moines primary care clinic. Additionally, he is the facilitator for the COPD case management program which provides group education classes for veterans.
Dr. Pankaj Mehta is a pulmonologist affiliated with Covenant Medical Center. He has been in practice 17 years and specializes in pulmonary and sleep medicine, and has a critical care and internal medical certification.
Dr. Pankaj Nagaraj is a neonatologist affiliated with UnityPoint Health and specializes in neonatal-perinatal medicine. He has been in practice 14 years and received his degree from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science. In 2015, he received the Patients' Choice Award and the On-Time Doctor Award.
The seminar is $39.
Register online by June 5 for the Cedar Valley Respiratory Care Seminar or call 319-296-4290.
Continuing Education Contact Hours
Earn five AARC CRCE contact hours. Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.
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