Improving Pulmonary Outcomes in the ICU Patient

How to Improve Pulmonary Outcomes in the ICU Patient

The ICU patient population is at increased risk for pulmonary complications that can be mitigated with proper risk awareness, early intervention, and use of adjunct technology. This continuing education live webinar will provide key learnings needed to support the ICU pulmonary patient from multiple angles.

You’ll review what it means to have pulmonary risk awareness as it relates to your patients and discuss how supportive adjunct technology can enhance multidisciplinary pulmonary therapy plans. You’ll leave empowered to actively anticipate and participate in improving outcomes in your pulmonary ICU patient population.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the risk of pulmonary complications in the ICU patient.
  • Describe specific nurse driven interventions to improve the pulmonary complications associated with ICU.
  • Identify multidisciplinary roles and the need for collaboration to ensure optimal pulmonary outcomes.
  • Review adjunct technology that is available to support efforts in improving pulmonary outcomes in the ICU patient.


Meet the Speaker


Heather Kooiker


Heather is a Mastered prepared, Certified Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) who also holds Certifications in Perioperative Registered Nursing (CNOR), along with a Registered Nurse First Assistant Certification (CRNFA). Heather is faculty for Davenport University BSN program, located in Grand Rapids Michigan, where she instructs evidence-based practice, senior capstone and coordinates the perioperative immersion program to the future generation of nurses. She is also the Senior Medical Affairs Manager for Patient Care Solutions and Global Surgical Solutions at Baxter International. The foundation of Heathers clinical knowledge has been built through her 28 years of nursing experience Heather is the president of her local Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) chapter, active with the ANA mentoring program. Heather also sits on the Executive Board for the National Assistant at Surgery Certification (NASC).

Sponsored By

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California Board of Registered Nursing

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019 for 1 contact hour.