Holzer to host Respiratory Symposium Oct. 25

October 6, 2013

GALLIPOLIS — The Holzer Health System Respiratory Therapy Department announces the 13th Annual Respiratory Symposium. The one-day presentation will give respiratory care professionals the opportunity to learn and review different aspects and concepts in the respiratory field. Scheduled for Friday, October 25, the event will take place at the Holzer Health System Education and Conference Center, located at the Hospital in Gallipolis.

According to Sandy Thomas, LPH, Therapy Services Coordinator at Holzer, and Darlene Hussell, RRT, Manager of Respiratory Therapy at Holzer, the planning committee has been working hard to provide participants with a superior conference experience.

A variety of topics will be covered over the duration of the Symposium by several healthcare professionals including Dr. Karen Nelson, Holzer Cardiovascular Institute, Dr. Eduardo Pino, University Pediatrics, Sally Betz, RN, MS, CCRN, ANP-BC, EMTB, MedFlight and Central Ohio Trauma System, Georgianna Sergakis, Phd, RRT, RCPJill Clutter, PHD, MCHES and Maggie Pryor, MS, RRT, RCP, The Ohio State University, and Jerry Edens, Med, RRT, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Topics include Ethics, Nitric Oxide versus Flolan, Delivering Optimal Care, Pediatric Patient Assessment, Intergenerational Healthcare, and a variety of other informational sessions.

A special feature of the Symposium is a vendor display with representation from a number of local businesses and organizations, which will have the newest products on hand to view.

Healthcare professionals who should attend this seminar include all respiratory therapists, including those from hospitals, long-term care, doctor’s offices, and HME/DME; homecare/DME business owners; registered nurses; licensed practical nurses; respiratory students; and others who provide respiratory services. Six Category 1 CRCE have been applied for with the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

To attend, a registration form must be completed. Forms may be obtained by calling Thomas at the Respiratory Therapy Department at HMC at (740) 446-5919, or e-mail at Registrations are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.

For registration or general information about this year’s Respiratory Symposium, contact Thomas at (740) 446-5919 or