- Digital Seminar
- Downloadable/Streaming MP4 Video and MP3 Audio with electronic manual and instructions.
- TIMOTHY R. MARTINDALE, M.S., R.N., R.R.T.
- PESI HealthCare
- CE Available:
- No, CE credit is not available
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- Explain the types of ventilation/perfusion inequalities and how to treat them.
- Differentiate between lung-based vs cardiac-based disease.
- Evaluate the presentation differences between obstructive and restrictive lung diseases.
- Distinguish between shunt effect and dead-space effect.
- Choose the type of assessment techniques that are best to learn quickly about the deteriorating patient’s condition.
- Select the best treatment modalities to optimize outcomes for a patient in crisis.
Respiratory Failure: Quickly Identify and Distinguish
Best Approaches to Differentiate Cardiac and Pulmonary Symptoms
- Is it an oxygenation or a ventilation problem?
- Why does it matter?
Confidently Assess Respiratory Disease
- Advanced understanding of breath sounds
- X-rays don’t tell the whole story
- Not all edema is visible
- Evaluating the patient’s response to therapy
Transition the Patient from Crisis to Stable
- Dig deeper into ABG interpretation
- Tips to focus on one system at a time
- Treatment strategies to begin as you assess
Stair-step Strategy to Determine Treatment
- Solutions to calm the panic-stricken patient
- When lab results don’t correlate with the presentation
- WHY is the patient presenting the way they are?
Mistakes YOU Can Prevent
- What about bronchodilators?
- Oxygen is a drug – how to optimize oxygen delivery
- When oxygen therapy isn’t enough – positive pressure ventilation vs mechanical ventilation
- Misinterpretation of obstructive vs restrictive disease – or both?
- All that wheezes may not be respiratory
- Improper treatment modalities – start simple and work up
- Missed clues from an urgent situation – know when to call in reinforcements
TIMOTHY R. MARTINDALE, M.S., R.N., R.R.T.
Tim Martindale, MS, RN, RRT, has spent over 38 years working in healthcare in a variety of clinical settings, including respiratory therapy, critical care, med/surg, and long-term care. He has taught nurses, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in various situations, including numerous classes on respiratory, cardiac and critical care. Tim has particularly enjoyed presenting for the Critical Care Consortium and as an invited guest for the National Healthcare Corporation conference.
Additionally, Tim has authored a book entitled Respiratory Therapy for Nurses and has produced a series of learning videos for healthcare professionals.
Financial: Timothy Martindale has an employment relationship with North Knoxville Medical Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Timothy Martindale has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Continuing Education Credits
CE Credit is not available for this product.
- RNs, RTs, NPs, and PAs from:
- Medical-Surgical floors
- Critical Care
- Urgent Care
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Anyone desiring next level skills to proactively assess and intervene in the care of the patient experiencing respiratory distress!
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