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Explore the Schedule: Live and On Demand Sessions

CHEST 2021 sessions bring you the latest clinical recommendations based on research and evidence-based guidelines from the last year. Our 200+ live and on demand sessions highlight the most relevant, popular, and sometimes obscure topics in chest medicine.

Please note: Certain sessions may not be reflected here, and this schedule is subject to change. The most up-to-date schedule will be found in the online meeting platform.

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Session Format: Simulation

Pulmonary Care of the Pediatric Patient With a Long-term Tracheostomy Tube

This simulation-based course is designed specifically to provide basic and more advanced learning for clinicians managing pediatric or adult patients with chronic tracheostomy tubes with and without invasive ventilation including pulmonary clearance. Participants will develop further knowledge of the equipment required, management of emergency scenarios, airway clearance as well as ventilator management including choice of mode, setup, alarms, and basic troubleshooting. Airway clearance devices discussed will include the Mechanical Insufflator-Exsufflator, the vest, the Metaneb System, and the VOCSYN multifunction ventilator.

Acute Respiratory Failure: A Simulation Exercise

This simulation-based session will focus on the understanding and respiratory management of the patient with acute respiratory failure beginning with community-acquired pneumonia to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Prerecorded clinical simulation scenarios will be presented and stopped for live polling of the audience for next steps in clinical decision-making. Faculty panel will provide clinical input along the way to augment the various approaches and options available for a live and interactive discussion. This will be followed by an explanation of the best answer and faculty comments of clinical correlations.

Integrating Awake Intubation Into Your Practice

This virtual course will demonstrate awake intubation methods in critically ill patients, highlighting important differences from a standard bronchoscopic procedure. Awake intubation is an important skill to manage patients with potential difficult airways based on airway exam or physiologic parameters. Learn the indications/contraindications, novel methods of preoxygenation/oxygenation during the procedure, and directed/topical airway anesthesia with localization of the appropriate nerves.

The CHEST 2021 schedule is subject to change.