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Pediatric Patients in the Laboratory

April 11, 2014

Webinar Continuing Education

The American Sleep and Breathing Academy Offers free monthly continuing education courses to members. These courses provide a progressive learning program needed for maintaining certification. CSTE’s, CRCEs, and CEC’s are offered with this educational event.  All Webinars are live every Third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. MST. Each monthly topic is new and different. Previous webinars can be found on our website.

It's time for the monthly Webinar Educational Broadcast!

Pediatric Patients in the Laboratory

Presented by: Amber Galer BS, RRT


When: April 16, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MST

Topics Include:


  • Understand basic patient interaction with children- They are not little adults
  • Understand the challenges in the hook-up procedures and know appropriate montages
  • Know how to use and read a capnoguard
  • Understand normal vs. abnormal breathing in children

Q & A

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Amber Galer  BS, RRT

Amber graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, with a Bachelor of Science degree in respiratory therapy. After graduation, she worked in the respiratory program as a temporary adjunct faculty member, lecturing and assisting in the clinical lab. She assisted students with their NRP certification. Amber traveled with faculty members to Ghana, West Africa, on multiple occasions for humanitarian trips. She also taught CPAP to physicians and graduating respiratory therapy students in China. She is currently employed at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she works in the outpatient sleep lab. Amber has been involved with the Utah Society of Respiratory Care, an affiliate of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC), since 2008, and just concluded a term as president in December 2013. She is the political representative for the respiratory profession and patients in the state of Utah and also works with the Tobacco Free Task Force of Utah.





Jessica Schweller, RRT, RN, MS, CNP

Jessica Schweller is employed as a sleep nurse practitioner at The Ohio State University Lung and Sleep Disorders Center. She received her bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy, as well as her master’s degree in nursing, from The Ohio State University. During her time at OSU, she has been involved in student and medical education on various sleep disorders and treatment options. She has also been invited to speak at the local, state and national level to both respiratory therapy and nursing groups on sleep and pulmonary disorders.  She is an active member in local and national professional organizations for respiratory and sleep disorders as well.

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