Medtronic Scientific Webinar
Remote Control of Mechanical Ventilation: A COVID-19 ICU Perspective
Mechanical ventilation is a necessary intervention for a subset of COVID-19 patients. Frequent monitoring and mechanical ventilation therapy changes are required during progression of this disease, necessitating clinicians to routinely don personal protective equipment and access ICU isolation rooms. The ability to remotely monitor and change therapy settings on critical care ventilators may impact clinician safety by reducing the frequency that clinicians are required to access isolation rooms, reduce consumption of PPE, and allow more timely therapy interventions. This webinar will review the clinical experience and share insights gained following implementation of remote ventilator control during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speakers AND MODERATORS:
Dr. Michelle Prickett
Intensivist and Medical Director of Respiratory Care, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Dr. Michelle Prickett is an associate professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care at Northwestern University. She also serves as the medical director of respiratory care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has been caring for COVID19 patients since the start of the pandemic outbreak in Chicago and has partnered with colleagues in a multidisciplinary manner to innovate and develop ICU and ventilator strategies to care for patients while ensuring the safety of health care workers.
Dr. Taylor Poor
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Dr. Taylor Poor (MD, PhD) is a third year fellow in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. He completed medical school, graduate school, and his residency training at Northwestern, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. He completed his PhD in the lab of Dr. Robert Lamb using mass spectrometry to study the biophysics of how enveloped viruses such as influenza, HIV, and coronaviruses infect human host cells. He currently works in the lab of Dr. Navdeep Chandel studying the role of immunometabolism in respiratory viral infections.
Gary Milne - Moderator
Respiratory Therapist and Director of Clinical & Technical Ventilation, Medtronic
Gary Milne is the Director of Clinical and Technical Ventilation at Medtronic, has been with the company for 27 years, and holds 13 ventilator patents with the organization. He is a Registered Respiratory Therapist and holds a baccalaureate degree from Indiana University. Gary speaks regularly on ventilation topics globally, and actively participates in future ventilator design.