RT Magazine’s free webinar on ARDS & Ventilation in the ICU is now available for on-demand viewing.

At an estimated hospital cost of over $125,000 per patient, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in intensive care units.

In this webinar, industry experts discussed:

  • Steps for RTs to better identify at-risk ARDS patients in the emergency department,
  • The benefits of advanced pressure release ventilation (APRV),
  • How to prevent ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) for ARDS patients,
  • and successful interventions to reduce ARDS mortality.

This webinar is generously sponsored by Dräger.



headshot_niemanG90Gary Nieman, BS, MS
Associate Professor and Director, Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care Lab
SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY)

Gary Nieman is an Associate Professor and Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY) and is also the director of the Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care Laboratory. Nieman studies the pathogenesis and treatment of ARDS and ventilator induced lung injury (VILI).

headshot_pasewald90Ron Pasewald BS, RRT-ACCS
Lead Respiratory Care Practitioner
Froedtert Hospital (Wauwatosa, Wisc)

Ron Pasewald is a Lead Respiratory Care Practitioner at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee Wisc. Pasewald is a graduate of Respiratory Care from Western Wisconsin Technical College (Lacrosse, Wisc) and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in Microbiology/Chemistry. He currently serves as President of the Wisconsin Society for Respiratory Care and has been lecturing on the proper utilization of airway pressure release ventilation for nearly a decade, participating in numerous clinical studies, experiments, and abstracts on the topic.

headshot_RowleyD90Daniel D. Rowley, MSc, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, RPFT, FAARC
Clinical Coordinator, Pulmonary Diagnostics & Respiratory Therapy Services
University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville, Va)

Daniel Rowley is Clinical Coordinator for Pulmonary Diagnostics & Respiratory Therapy Services at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. He earned a master’s degree in respiratory care from Northeastern University and holds NBRC credentials as a registered respiratory therapist with specialty credentials in adult critical care. His clinical interests include all aspects of adult critical care, and research interests include lung protective mechanical ventilation, patient-ventilator synchrony, and electrical impedance tomography monitoring of regional distribution of ventilation.