In conjunction with the Annual Shore Conference, the AARC is providing a special training session on the ventilators used in the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is a repository of ventilators that would be used to supplement the supply currently in use by the nation’s acute care facilities. The program will provide education for the respiratory therapist to prepare for mechanically ventilating a large population during a public health emergency.
The program will provided information for the three ventilators in the SNS: the LP10 (Covidien), the LTV1200 (CareFusion), and the Uni-vent Eagle 754 (Impact Instrumentation). In addition to ventilator-specific information from the manufacturers, we have provided educational information for respiratory therapists and for the cross-training of respiratory therapy extenders for medical emergencies.
The program will take place Wednesday, October 10 from 1 PM to 5 PM. The AARC will grant 3.25 Continuing Respiratory Care Education credits at the completion of the program.
This training program is open to all respiratory therapists whether attending the Annual Conference or not, and the program is provided at no cost. Registration is required and separate from the Annual Conference. Meal coupons or conference registration can be purchased in advance or at the registration desk. There is no on-site registration for this program.