SUGGESTED TERM PAPER TOPICS – Spring 2016
1. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): Pathology & Current Clinical Management
2. Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
3. Ventilator Associated Events, Ventilator Associated Conditions, Infection-Related Ventilator Associated Complications, and Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAEs, VACs, IVACs, VAPs)
4. Discontinuing (Weaning) Ventilation - Acute Care Setting
5. Discontinuing (Weaning) Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation
6. Asthma: Pathology & Current Clinical Management
7. Heliox Therapy: Theory & Clinical Application for Intubated & Non-Intubated Patients
8. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Pathology & Current Clinical Management
9. Aerosol Therapy: Traditional & New Drugs in Aerosol Medicine
10. Aerosol Therapy: SVNs, MDIs, DPIs & Evolving Aerosol Technologies
11. High Frequency Jet Ventilation: History & Current Use
12. High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation: History & Current Use
13. Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Respiratory Care
14. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
15. Sleep Apnea: Obstructive vs. Central
16. Emergency Airway Management: Tubes & Techniques
17. Smoking, Health & Cessation Programs
18. Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Pathology & Current Clinical Management
19. Protective Lung Strategies & Permissive Hypercapnea in ARDS
20. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and the Lung
21. Aerosolized Antibiotics: Efficacy and Delivery Systems
22. Cystic Fibrosis: Pathogenesis and Pulmonary Implications
23. Long-Term Oxygen Therapy
24. Capnography in Respiratory Care
25. Surfactant Therapy: New & Evolving Agents & Delivery Systems
26. Recruitment Maneuvers & PEEP in ARDS
27. Patient-Ventilator Interactions
28. Inhaled Carbon Monoxide as a Therapeutic Gas
29. Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency & Pulmonary Disease
Where do you begin to find the information you need on specific topics?
2. The Databases are arranged in alphabetical order. The most relevant to Respiratory Therapy are CINAHL and MEDLINE. The interfaces for CINAHL and MEDLINE are similar.
3. Click on Advanced Search.
4. Enter your keyword search terms in each box. Each term can be combined with the term above it.
This search will result in articles that have information about both asthma AND its pathology.
4. If you conducted your search here, you would probably get too many results, and several of them would be irrelevant. To make your results more accurate, it's a good idea to select limiters. Limiters, let you narrow your search. The more you choose, the less results you will get.
After you select the limiters you need, click Search.