18th Annual Fall into Step with Respiratory Care

September 29, 2023

This is a virtual educational activity.  

This conference offers topics relevant to any healthcare staff who encounter patients with pulmonary diseases or disorders. Topics will interest those working in either an inpatient setting or outpatient setting. Speakers were carefully selected to encompass both adult critical care and pediatric/neonatal critical care, emergency medicine, pulmonology, ethics and sleep medicine.

Target Audience

This course is designed for respiratory therapists, physicians and nurses. Other learner groups who would also benefit from this education are the pulmonary healthcare team and nursing students.

Learning Objectives

  • identify the role of MAS in the development of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn
  • recognize evaluation considerations in those with deployment-related lung disease
  • examine strategies for airway management in cardiac arrest
Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 
Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity on your continuing education transcript.  
Virtual Information
All details pertaining to the links for this activity will be sent once you are registered for the activity. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC
  • 6.00 Approved for AMA Credit
  • 6.00 Contact Hours
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/29/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
09/29/2023 - 5:00pm EDT
8:25 AM                     
Welcome and Introductions
Katie Ritz, RRT-NPS
8:30 AM                     
The Catastrophic Airway
Scott Gay, DO
9:30 AM                     
The ABC’s of OSA
Michael Marino, DO
10:30 AM                   
Topic: Respiratory Care Ethics
Tessy Thomas, DO
11:30 AM                   
Lunch Break
12:15 PM                    
Deployment-Related Lung Disease: Considerations when evaluating those who served in America’s longest war
Joshua Long, DO
1:15 PM                      
Neonatal Meconium Aspiration Syndrome:  What Is It and What Can We Do About It?
Lauren Johnson Robbins, MD
2:15 PM                      
Airway Management in Cardiac Arrest
Jason Burkett, DO, FACEP
3:15 PM                      
*Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 


Virtual Conference
United States

This will be a virtual conference using Microsoft Teams.

Geisinger Faculty

Jason Burkett DO, FACEP
Associate, Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Geisinger Medical Center
Scott Gay DO
Fellow Physician
Critical Care Residency
Geisinger Medical Center
Lauren Johnson Robbins MD
Associate, Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
Neonatology Professional Services
Geisinger Medical Center
Joshua Long DO
Associate, Critical Care Medicine
Adult Critical Care Unit
Geisinger Medical Center
Michael Marino DO
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Sleep Medicine
Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital
Katie Ritz RRT-NPS
Activity Director
Clinical Educator, Respiratory Care
Geisinger Medical Center
Tessy Thomas DO
Associate, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Critical Care Unit
Professional Services
Geisinger Medical Center


In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Credit Designation

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this activity for 6 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

Disclosure Policy 

Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC
  • 6.00 Approved for AMA Credit
  • 6.00 Contact Hours


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