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

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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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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Passy Muir: Strategies for Assessment and Treatment Following Tracheostomy

On September 21, 2019, I attended Strategies for Assessment and Treatment Following Tracheostomy: An Interactive Seminar in Fort Worth, Texas…

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COPD – Which is better: LABA/LAMA or LABA/ICS?

On September 10, 2019, I attended an educational event sponsored by Scott Schumaker, Health System Business Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim, in…

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

In the past, heart valve replacement required cardiothoracic open heart surgery, stopping the heart, and a perfusionist running a coronary…

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Respiratory Emergency Preparedness: Las Vegas

On October 1, 2017, a lone gunman shot hundreds of people attending a concert in Las Vegas. This isn’t a…

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Pneumothorax: Pigtail or Chest Tube?

A patient with a hemodynamically stable spontaneous pneumothorax can be managed as an outpatient using the placement of a small-bore pigtail catheter…

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