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…

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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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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…

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Child Abuse: Clinical, Ethical, & Legal Issues

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ACLS Primer

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

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Florida Laws and Rules

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Upper Airway Obstruction Live Broadcast

Learning Objective:

Explain the etiologies, pathophysiology, manifestations, diagnostic techniques, & management of upper airway obstructive conditions.

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Ethical & Legal Issues: Medical Devices Live Broadcast

Learning Objectives:

1) Describe the ethical and legal responsibilities of respiratory care practitioners and managers in adhering to regulations and preventing adverse events related to medical devices.
2) Discuss the ethical implications of examples of medical device adverse events.

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Infection Control for Respiratory Care Live Broadcast

Learning Objectives:

1. Classify types of Microorganisms
2. Discuss pathogenicity vs. non-pathogenicity as pertaining to microorganisms
3. Locate sources of infection encountered in general patient care
4. Describe routes of transmission of infections in general patient care

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