What the PEEP?! Application of Optimal PEEP During Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

What the PEEP?! Application of Optimal PEEP During Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/19

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.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:  As the landscape of health care continues to evolve at a rapid pace, we must be sure that we are applying the evidence that helps support patient-centered care. Health care organizations are now in the transition from fee-based to value-based care.

Data and evidence are now part of our daily care routines and we can use these tools to help us achieve the Triple Aim. According to the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, ”improving the US health care system requires simultaneous pursuit of three aims: improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction); improving the health of populations; and reducing the per capita costs of health care.”

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:

  • Examine evidence surrounding PEEP application.

  • Identify parameters to be measured concerning optimal PEEP.

  • Explain physiology pertaining to pulmonary integrity and lung recruitment.

  • Apply evidence based practice to clinical care

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.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.


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