Tuesday, May 29th, 2012, 5 PM. Audience: Respiratory Care Practitioner members of the Pulmonary Services Department at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and guests; Presentor: David W. Casas, RRT, RCP

1 hr lecture to the Pulmonary Services Department at UNMHSC on FRC Management. Concepts on managing the functional residual capacity on patient’s supported by invasive mechanical ventilation. Traditionally, the discussion has centered on increasing Positive End Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) to address hypoxemia for when the partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PaO2) cannot be maintained. PEEP is but one factor in the mathematical equation to determine mean airway pressure (MAP, Paw). By using Pressure Ventilaion Mode and increasing the Inspiratory Time (I Time), the Inspiratory to Expiratory (I:E) Ratio, inversing the I:E ratio, or using Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) Mode, the MAP can be increased without increasing the Peak Inspiratory Pressure (PIP). This methodology has been successfully used at UNMHSC for the last six years to recruit atelectatic areas of the lung to recruit collapsed alveoli. The result is an increased FRC and improved diffusion of gases to and from the circulatory system via the diffusion bridge, i.e. the FRC.

NIOSH Approved Spirometry Training Course

Sponsored by UNM Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. This two-day course provides in-depth training on performing spirometry in occupational lung disease. NIOSH approved for spirometry certification. The training course will be held in Domenici Center. For more information, contact MCardozo@salud.unm.edu or call 272-2218.

1 college credit (15 clock hours) continuing education courses will be offered with various start dates.



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