The Role of Transcutaneous Monitoring in the NICU

January 13, 2021

This webinar is presented by Dr. Ruben Restrepo.

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About this webinar

Transcutaneous monitoring (TCM) is a non-invasive method for patients who need continuous monitoring of oxygen and carbon dioxide with minimal blood draws. This webinar will explore the use of transcutaneous monitoring with a focus on clinical application in the NICU. In addition to reviewing the general concepts and principles of transcutaneous monitoring, Dr. Restrepo will describe the clinical importance and rationale for continuous CO2 monitoring specifically in neonates. This webinar will also compare and contrast different methods used for the non-invasive, continuous monitoring of CO2 in relevant clinical settings.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the need for continuous carbon dioxide monitoring in the NICU
  • Review general concepts and principles of operation of transcutaneous monitoring
  • Compare and contrast different methods used for continuous non-invasive monitoring of CO2
  • Review the role of transcutaneous monitoring in relevant clinical settings

About the speaker

Ruben Restrepo, MD, RRT, FAARC, FCCP is a Distinguished Tenured Professor and Coordinator of Research for the Division of Respiratory Care at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Restrepo earned his diploma as Physician and Surgeon from Colombia, South America. He graduated from the Respiratory Therapy program at Georgia State University in 1994. In 2007 Dr. Restrepo was recognized as a Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and in 2017 as Fellow for the American College of Chest Physicians.

He is a member of the editorial board for Respiratory Care, the Open Journal of Allergy, International Journal of Clinical Anesthesiology, and the World Journal of Critical Care Medicine. He is the founder of the Latin American Society for Respiratory Care and the past Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Steering Committee for the American Association for Respiratory Care. He has presented at national and international symposiums to medical, nursing and respiratory audiences. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications between book chapters, abstracts, and manuscripts. He has published in Respiratory Care, Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, Chest, International Journal of COPD, COPD, European Respiratory Journal, Journal of Respiratory Care Applied Technology, Current Opinions in Pulmonary Medicine, Current Opinions in Pharmacotherapy, Respiratory Care Education Annual, Journal of Physician Assistant Education, Shock, Currents in Pulmonary Medicine, and Minerva Pneumologica.

Who should attend?

  • Respiratory therapists
  • NICU clinicians

Continuing education

  • This program has been approved for 1 CRCE Contact Hour by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
  • This program has been approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for 1.00 CERPs, Synergy CERP Category A, File number 92821

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