ARDS: Applying the Evidence to Daily Practice

Course Expiration Date: 9/30/18

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

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Course Description:  This course discusses inclusion criteria for a diagnosis of ARDS, biological mechanisms associated with lung injuries and injurious mechanical ventilation strategies.

Instructor: Jared Blevins BSRC, RRT-ACCS

Target Audience: Nurses and Respiratory Care Practitioners and other interested healthcare providers

Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

  • List inclusion criteria for ARDS.
  • Describe VILI.
  • Discuss the biological mechanisms associated with lung injury.
  • Identify injurious mechanical ventilation strategies.

Length of Course: 60 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.0 contact hours.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.0 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.10 CEUs (1.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

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