Keith Varnes


Keith Varnes, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, is the company founder, President, and chief visionary of Respiratory Associates. He creates content for our Live and Real-Time Live Broadcast 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. He is also an ACLS and PALS instructor.


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Human Trafficking Awareness Training

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Alternative Approaches to Asthma Live Broadcast

Purchasing this course allows you to participate in the live broadcast airing on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 13:00 Central….

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COVID-19 Part 2 Treatment Live Broadcast

Do not purchase this course – it is not currently scheduled for a live broadcast. It is available to view…

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Pandemic Live Broadcast

Purchasing this course allows you to participate in the live broadcast airing on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 13:00 Central….

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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

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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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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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