American Association for Respiratory Care

October 15 – 16, 2016 | San Antonio, TX | Booth #601

With another AARC Congress behind us we are delighted to continue the experience of the patient care journey from hospital to home. Solutions for institutions, physicians and respiratory therapists designed to treat patients with advanced technologies and empower both patients and clinicians.    


Continue to follow Philips as we continue to enable a seamless care experience, helping caregivers provide the continuous health support that drives down costs by empowering patients to maximize the benefits of their therapy and remain at home.  

 

Kevin Fischer named AARC Fellow

AARC Zenith Award

Booth forum talks

Reducing COPD readmissions  

Speaker: Bob Campbell, RRT, FAARC, Clinical Specialist

Preventable COPD readmissions remain high and today, hospitals are faced with the challenge of managing COPD patients. This presentation discussed ways in which caregivers can change the cycle of readmissions, including: treating COPD exacerbation in the Emergency Department, empowering patients and caregivers with education, and focusing on post-discharge monitoring and ongoing support of patients.  

Interfaces: Pediatric Wisp, PN841, PerforMax  

Speaker: Jack Mullany, RRT, Clinical Specialist

Facial size in pediatric patients can vary depending on many factors, including age, weight, and shape – one mask size or type does not fit all. Having the right interface solution for these patients can be challenging, but critical to the success of noninvasive (NIV) therapy. This presentation focused on how Philips Respironics meets that challenge by providing a variety of solutions specially designed for little faces. 

Hospital to Home Transition of the NIV and INV patient

Speaker: Gene Fordyce, RCP, RRT, Clinical Specialist

This presentation explored how caregivers can provide uninterrupted care and optimal therapy when patients are transitioning from hospital to home. Different strategies were presented for preparing the patient before discharge, with a particular focus on qualifying patients for a device with similar technology to the one being used on the patient in the hospital. 

How to decide when NIV is needed

Speaker: Mike Hedgcoth, RRT, Clinical Specialist

This presentation covered the benefits of non-invasive ventilation, the top 5 indications of non-invasive ventilation and the importance of delivering the right therapy, at the right time. 

The COPD Insider

Speaker: Victoria Collicelli, Sr. Marketing Manager

COPD care teams need a strategy to transform outcomes. COPD insider is an online community with new and innovative solutions from leaders in COPD care.  The goal of the COPD insider is to help healthcare providers to improve patient care across the continuum. 

DreamStation Advanced Therapies

Speaker: Jeff Marshall, MBA, RRT, CPFT, Sr. Marketing Manager

DreamStation Family of devices for your PAP patients.  Participants were able to see how the DreamStation autoSV and AVAPS algorithms work to help alleviate various disorder and discussed the clinical evidence for the effectiveness of these devices.   

Skin Breakdown

Speaker: Mark Fleshman, RRT, Clinical Specialist

This presentation discussed different ways to manage and reduce the potential of skin breakdown during non-invasive ventilation. Best practices for proper mask fitting and patient assessment and documentation were also discussed. 

Choosing the right therapy: autoSV or AVAPS    

Speaker: Cheryl Needham, BA, RRT, NPS    

The advanced therapies of autoSV and AVAPS are treatments for different physiologies. Breathing pattern disorders such as central or complex sleep apnea are best treated with autoSV or servoventilation. Whereas a hypoventilation disorder like obesity hypoventilation or neuromuscular disease are best served with the AVAPS mode.
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Philips forum presentation schedule

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Booth #601

Reducing COPD readmissions

11:10-11:30
Speaker: Bob Campbell, RRT, FAARC, Clinical Specialist

Interfaces: Pediatric Wisp, PN841, PerforMax

1:50- 2:10

Speaker: Jack Mullany, RRT, Clinical Specialist 

Hospital to Home Transition of the NIV and INV patient

2:30- 2:50

Speaker: Gene Fordyce, RCP, RRT, Clinical Specialist

DreamStation Advanced Therapies   

3:10- 3:30   

Speaker: Jeff Marshall, MBA, RRT, CPFT, Sr. Marketing Manager

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Booth #601

How to decide when NIV is needed

9:40-10:00

Speaker: Mike Hedgcoth, RRT, Clinical Specialist

Choosing the right therapy: autoSV or AVAPS

11:00-11:20

Speaker: Cheryl Needham, BA, RRT, NPS, Sr. Clinical Marketing Manager

Skin breakdown   

1:00- 1:20

Speaker: Mark Fleshman, BS, RRT, Clinical Specialist

The COPD Insider     

2:20- 2:40

Speaker: Victoria Collicelli, Sr. Marketing Manager