The FACES Foundation is pleased to continue
PULMONARY ILLNESS: Trends & Treatment Series

Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV):
An Interactive Orientation to Clinical Use

presented by
Rick Zahodnic, PhD, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C

Nursing and RT One Contact Hour Provided

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Anthony Franco Communications Center Auditorium
Pontiac, MI
6:00 p.m. Refreshments • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Presentation

Target Audience: Nurses and Respiratory Therapists
This presentation will provide participants with an overview of Airway
Pressure Release Ventilation and how it can be used to treat select
patients with refractory hypoxemia.

Objectives: Differentiate between APRV and Pressure Control
Ventilation. In a clinical scenario, be able to list key ventilator settings for
establishing APRV and be able to describe methods to optimize arterial
blood gas values.

Rick Zahodnic, PhD, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, is currently the Clinical
Coordinator for the Respiratory Therapy Program at Macomb
Community College. His more than 30 years of experience in
respiratory care includes roles at bedside; education and training of
respiratory therapists; medical sales; and management.

There is no cost to attend, RESERVATIONS ARE SUGGESTED.
Questions? Call (248) 563-2642 or
PULMONARY ILLNESS: Trends & Treatment Series
* Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for one (1) continuing
education contact hour for respiratory therapists.
*Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin
Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval Program Committee, an accredited approver by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
One (1) nursing contact hour will be provided.

Planners: Linda Scott, RN; Sharman Lamka, President, The FACES Foundation
Rick Zahodnic
The FACES Foundation is a
501(c)(3) organization.