Evidence-based Clinical Care: Respiratory Failure

This course provides evidence-based data supporting the standardization of care throughout Baptist Health for patients with respiratory failure. Included in this course are treatment algorithms, physician resources and the new quality metrics by which all medical staff will be evaluated.

Note to Physicians: Be sure to bookmark this course to access all protocols, pathways, policies and procedures at your convenience via your CME Portal account. All power plans are available in Cerner. All EBCC deliverables will be available on the EBCC website.

Original Release Date: March 2019
Review Date: February 2022, September 2023

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Pulmonologists, Intensivists, Internists, Otolaryngologists, General Surgeons and Anesthesiologists.

Learning Objectives

  • Implement respiratory failure pathway and explain the evidence-based data supporting standardization.
  • Adhere to respiratory failure clinical goals by utilizing current standards for management and treatment.
  • Recognize the significance of metrics monitoring as it relates to decreasing clinical variation.
  • Leverage a multidisciplinary team to facilitate transition from observation to outpatient.
  • Counsel patients on available community resources to maximize accessibility and to ensure compliance upon discharge.
Additional information
  • Stefan MS, Shieh MS, Pekow PS, et al. Epidemiology and outcomes of acute respiratory failure in the United States, 2001 to 2009: a national survey. J Hosp Med. 2013;8:76–82.
  • Past and Present ARDS Mortality Rates: A Systematic Review Jan Máca, Ondřej Jor, Michal Holub, Peter Sklienka, Filip Burša, Michal Burda, Vladimír Janout and Pavel Ševčík. Respiratory Care January 2017, 62 (1) 113-122.
  • Gray A, Goodacre S, Newby DE, Masson M, Sampson F, Nicholl J. Noninvasive ventilation in acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jul 10. 359(2):142-51.

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Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
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Eduardo Martinez-DuBouchet, M.D.
eICU Associate Medical Director
Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Physician Champions

Eduardo Martinez-DuBouchet, M.D., Douglas Portillo, M.D., Juan Francisco Rodriguez-Moran, M.D., Juan Lopetegui, M.D., and Joseph Scott, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and have indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Operational Champion

Leslie Everett, R.N., has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.  

*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.

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