Dr. Chris Russian is an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Education in the Respiratory Care Department at Texas State University-San Marcos. He did Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care, and Master of Science degree in Physical Education. He is currently working toward a Doctor in Philosophy degree in Adult, Professional and Community Education. He is credentialed as a registered respiratory therapist, a neonatal/pediatric specialist, and a registered polysomnography technologist. The courses he teaches within the Respiratory Care Department include Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care, Contemporary Issues in Respiratory Care, Fundamentals of Polysomnography, and Polysomnography Therapeutic Interventions. He has presented his research at local, state, national/international conferences and has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Neonatal/pediatric mechanical ventilation and critical care; Humidification with artificial airways; Respiratory medication compatibility; CPAP/BiPAP administration during sleep; Respiratory muscle training and Mechanical ventilation for the adult patient.