Keith Varnes

RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C

Keith Varnes, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, is the company founder, President, and chief visionary of Respiratory Associates. He creates content for live and self-directed continuing education courses. He has been in the respiratory field since 1983 enjoying a diverse career including DME, software development, agency staffing, and working at a level 1 trauma center.

PALS Primer

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Coronavirus COVID-19

Describe the etiology, manifestations, complications, diagnosis, & management for the 2019 novel coronavirus, or at least what is known and still unknown.

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Vaccines: History, Science, Ethics

Describe the history of vaccines.

Explain the science of vaccines.

Describe the ethical, legal, and psychosocial issues associated with vaccines.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Live Broadcast

Describe the etiologies, manifestations, complications, diagnosis & management for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Ethics: End-of-Life Issues Live Broadcast

  1. Explain the roles of the respiratory care practitioner in end-of-life care.
  2. Describe the ethical, legal and psychosocial issues accompanying end-of-life care.
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HIV/AIDS Overview Live Broadcast

  1. State the stages, signs and symptoms of HIV infections
  2. Explain the differences between HIV and AIDS
  3. Describe infection control procedures for HIV
  4. Describe prevention methods for various risk groups
  5. Describe the ethical and professional standards for treating a person with HIV
  6. List factors that contribute to the transmission of occupational HIV
  7. Identify the best management strategies for HIV exposures
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Coronavirus: COVID-19

What is a Coronavirus? Coronaviruses were first identified in the 1960s and they get their name from their crown-like shape….

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Child Abuse: Clinical, Ethical, & Legal Issues Live Broadcast

  • Describe the epidemiology of child abuse among the American populace.
  • Describe the predisposing factors for child abuse.
  • Identify the categories of child abuse.
  • Recognize clinical signs observable on child abuse victims.
  • Recognize clinical findings and conditions that mimic child abuse.
  • Recognize typical behaviors of child abusers in the healthcare setting.
  • Discuss the ethical and legal implications of child abuse for healthcare practitioners.
  • Describe the impact of child abuse situations on healthcare practitioners.
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Vaccines: History, Science, Ethics Live Broadcast

Describe the history of vaccines.

Explain the science of vaccines.

Describe the ethical, legal and psychosocial issues associated with vaccines

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Diabetes and Tobacco Use

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How Could Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes Change the Future of Public Health?

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OTC Primatene Mist is Back!

On November 8, 2018 the FDA approved Primatene Mist (epinephrine) to provide temporary relief for symptoms of mild, intermittent asthma….

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