Eighth Annual Covenant HealthCare Respiratory Care

Title Presenter
Welcome and Opening Remarks (7:45-8:00) Vikas Sharma – Manager of Pulmonary Services – Covenant Healthcare
Lung Transplants:  Indications, types and complications (8:00-8:45) Suneesh Anand, MD - Intensivist/Pulmonologist – Covenant HealthCare
Techniques to Improve Oxygenation on a Ventilated Patient in ICU: A review of ACMO, NO2, Prostaglandins, PEEP and other strategies to improve patient’s oxygenation on a ventilator (9:00-9:45) Omer Mirza, MD - Intensivist - Covenant Healthcare
Pulmonary Function Testing: A review with case discussions (10:00-10:45) Victor Gordon, MD - Pulmonologist - Covenant HealthCare
Past, Present and Future of Respiratory Care:  A discussion on the history of respiratory care, current practices and new innovations in the respiratory care field (11:00-11:45) Scott Alleshunas, RRT - Clinical Education Specialist – Covenant HealthCare
LUNCH (11:45-12:45) (Provided)  
Respiratory Tract Infections: A review (emphasizing ventilator related infections) (12:45-1:30) Betty J. Helton, MT (ASCP) CIC, MPH - Manager of Patient Safety & Quality – Covenant HealthCare
Mechanical Ventilation in Pediatric Brain Injury:  Strategies to ventilate a patient with brain injury in PICU
Nichole Sinclair, MD – Pediatric Intensivist – Covenant HealthCare