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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.

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

Is HIV Always Detectable?

You are told in report that your patient has a history of HIV, the chart states HIV negative. Can both be... Read more

Child Abuse: Clinical, Ethical and Legal Issues

If you have purchased an Annual CEU Subscription and are being prompted to purchase this course, add this course to... Read more

ACLS Primer

If you have purchased an Annual CEU Subscription and are being prompted to purchase this course, add this course to... Read more

Florida Laws and Rules

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Infection Control for Respiratory Care

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Classification & Management of Asthma

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Exhaled Nitric Oxide, what is it good for?

I went to a lecture recently and heard Dr. Chipps, a very distinguished asthma and allergy physician from Sacramento, CA.... Read more