University Hospital is proud to announce our 34TH Cardiopulmonary Continuous Education Lecture Series offered by UH Respiratory Care Services for Respiratory Therapists and Nurses. Our programs offer the most up-to-date and exciting lectures addressing patient care. Our topics are designed to keep the bedside caregiver abreast of the latest technologies and medical science innovations. All of our courses are approved by American Association of Respiratory Care and Pennsylvania State Nursing Association for Continuing Education Credits which is required for licensure renewal.
Emergency Management: Keeping the TJC and CMS Happy
The ability to deliver safe and reliable patient care in the midst of a disaster, whether natural or an act of terrorism requires active planning and preparedness. Mr. Dennis Boos who is an expert in this area will go over the importance of planning, managing and preparing for the unthinkable through the eyes of Joint Commission guidelines. Preparing the whole health care team through pre-planned events to evaluate team response keeps CMS and TJC in our side.
Opioid Abuse Toolkit: Resources for New Jersey Communities - 2017
Raising awareness of the increasing opioid epidemic, one of the biggest drug problems facing the US today, Prof. Kathy Smith-Wenning who is an expert and a well-known anthropologist will discuss the strategies for opioid over-dose, survival, treatment options and the roots to recovery from opioid addiction.
Pulmonary Changes during Pregnancy
In pregnancy, respiratory physiology is altered by physical and hormonal changes that can profoundly alter ventilatory drive. The cardiac output also increases by about 30-45% by the early second trimester. Dr. Keith Guevarra, one of the chief pulmonologists at UH will discuss the anatomical and physiological changes, causes of respiratory failure and the management techniques during pregnancy.
Reducing the Risk of SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths
Approximately 3500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Dr. Barbara Ostfeld, Program Director, the SIDS Center of NJ will discuss the extent of unexpected sudden infant deaths and what impact they have on the community. She will emphasize the importance of community awareness, nursing’s role and the application of the American Academy of Pediatrics safe infant sleep guidelines.
An Overview of Research for RT's & RN’s to Enhance Patient Safety
Patient safety has become a major concern of the general public in recent years. Dr. Albert Heuer, who is an expert in this field will collate the history and evolution of medical research, define major terminology, describe various research designs, offer suggestions on how to locate, evaluate and review medical research and synthesize what is learned to enhance patient safety and clinical effectiveness.
Infection Control Practices—2017
Guidance outlining the core practices that are accepted standards of care in the prevention of infection for safe health care delivery in all settings. Mr. Terrence Shenfield will describe the role of isolation in preventing spread of certain infections with examples and state the significance of correct sequence of donning and doffing PPE.
Occupational Asthma has become the most common work-related lung disease in developed countries. Up to 15% of asthma cases in the United States may be job-related. Dr. Madhuri Singal, an inhalation toxicologist will bring new insight on how to identify occupational asthma in clinical settings. Dr. Singal will help us to understand the diagnostic procedures as well as clinical and industrial regulations to develop a respiratory health and safety surveillance program.
Date: December 12, 2017
Time: 7:30AM to 4:00PM
Registration starts at 7:30AM, breakfast included
Lunch at 12:00 noon
Price: $90.00 non UH staff
$70.00 UH staff
Contact hours: 7 PSNA approved Contact Hours
7 AARC approved Contact Hours
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (Right next to DOC parking garage)
Dental Pavilion, Delta Dental Conference Center
- Registration, Breakfast & Lunch: Lounge Room B974
- Conference/Presentations: Lecture Hall – B965
Contact information: Elsa Suba (973) 972-4923/3485