“I love the complexity of ventilator management. To me it’s like a puzzle that needs to be solved in order to make patients as comfortable and as safe as possible”, says Kimber.
Kimber comes to IngMar Medical from the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, where she worked for three and a half years as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in the Pulmonary Department. While at the Cleveland Clinic, Kimber conducted research with Rob Chatburn using IngMar Medical’s ASL 5000 Breathing Simulator. This research examined interactions between tidal volume, expiratory time, and total-PEEP in APRV. Kimber presented this study at the 2014 American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Conference as an Open Forum Abstract.
When asked about her passion for respiratory therapy, Kimber said, “I enjoy touching the lives of patients who need my help and I like to know that I am able to bring relief to their situation.”
Kimber is excited to help the profession of Respiratory Therapy grow. “We are a vital part of the healthcare system in the United States and I think we have a lot to contribute to medicine in the way of research and education; be it educating new therapists or sharing our expertise with medical staff.”
*Open Forum Abstracts presented at the 2014 AARC Congress:
“Interaction of Ventilation Parameters During Airway Pressure Release Ventilation”
In addition to Kimber Haug, the co-author of this study was Rob L. Chatburn, MHHS, RRT-NPS, FAARC (Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH)
“Mechanical ventilation management requires a whole set of sophisticated skills. It is deeply satisfying to be able to teach people how to practice and perfect those skills using simulation. It is amazing to watch learners transform their knowledge into hands-on competence. This is powerful.”
Jessica comes to IngMar Medical from the University of Chicago Medicine, where she worked as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
When asked what she is most looking forward to about her role at IngMar Medical, Jessica said, “The opportunity to teach people from all over the world. I am very lucky to be able to work at the forefront of mechanical ventilator management training.”