By Kate Hunger
Respiratory therapists from Central and South Texas will be on campus this spring for the 24th Annual Respiratory Care Symposium, which is themed “Exceeding the Vision.”
“This provides a venue for us to stay in close contact with our clinicians in a non-clinical setting where we have time to discuss current issues and therapeutics,” said Richard Wettstein, MMEd, RRT, FAARC, Respiratory Care Program Director and Associate Professor.
The symposium also offers two continuing education units (CEUs) of ethics, as well as a way for the Division of Respiratory Care to stay in touch with alumni, Wettstein said.
The program’s speakers include faculty from the Division of Respiratory Care, the UT Health San Antonio Department of Medicine and Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, as well as other respiratory therapists. Speakers will address topics including the value of ethics, ethical considerations, asthma, case studies of and guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), endotracheal suctioning, high-frequency jet ventilation (HFJV), oscillating positive expiratory pressure (OPEP) therapy, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
The symposium will be held March 14-15 at the Academic Learning and Teaching Center (ALTC) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and parking is free.
Registration and additional information is available online.
Questions? Contact Kristina Ramirez MPH, RRT, CHES, at 210-567-7963 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Anderson at email@example.com.