Kelle Matthews, BS, RRT-NPS
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 02/06/2022




240 Mankin Avenue Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006


[email protected]






The State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY

Associate in Applied Science, 1986

Bachelor of Science in Advanced Cardio-Respiratory Science, 1988






Basic Life Support, American Heart Association


Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association


Neonatal Resuscitation Provider, 2008-Present, American Academy of Pediatrics


Neonatal Resuscitation Instructor, 2017-Present, American Academy of Pediatrics

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Registered Respiratory Therapist, July 1990-Present

Clinical Expert/Unit Based Educator-NICU, September 2017-present

Extracorporeal Membrane Life Support Specialist (1991-present)

Safety Coach (2013-2017)

Transport team air and ground (2012-2020)

Special Delivery Unit (2008-present)

Respiratory Care Annual Conference Planning Team (04,05,06)

Clinical Ladders Program Core Team (2004-2016)

Unplanned Extubation Steering Committee (2021-present)


Samaritan Hospital, Troy, NY 12180

December 1988-June 1990

Registered Respiratory Therapist Pool/Weekend


SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY 13210

December 1988-June 1990

Respiratory Therapist • 


Neonatal ICU, Pediatric ICU, Cardiac ICU, Emergency Department, Progressive Care Unit, ECMO specialist, Heliox Therapy, Capillary blood gas draws, Arterial Blood gas draws, Bedside Point of Care Testing (ISTAT, Glucometer, Hemocue), High Altitude Simulation Test, Surfactant Therapy





July 1986 – Certified Respiratory Therapist Technician


December 1987- Registered Respiratory Therapist


December 1994- Neonatal pediatric Specialty



Electronic Medical Records, EPIC

CITI Research Certification (2017-present)

Clinical Education, CHOP NICU

New Employee Onboarding, CHOP NICU

Write/Review Policy and Procedures for Respiratory Care

Simulation design and facilitation (2017-present)





American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care

National Board for Respiratory Care

CHOP Advanced Practice and Education Council, 2010-2017









“A Hands-On Multidisciplinary Neonatal-Infant Airway & Video laryngoscopy Workshop: Enhancing Proficiency in Managing the Difficult or Critical Airway” (workshop), Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD (2019), Philadelphia, PA (2020)


Reducing Severe Tracheal Intubation Events Through an Individualized Airway Bundle”, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics 148(4) (2021)


Liquid Ventilation Study in the Chronic Lung Disease Population, Data Collection (2019)


Albuterol Study in the Chronic Lung Disease Population, Data Collection (2018)


NAVA Research in the Chronic Lung Disease Population, Staff training and clinical support (2021-present)


Negative Pressure Ventilation presentation (2021)


NICU RN Capstone Lecture/Mechanical Ventilation Basics (2017-2019)


CHOP Respiratory Care Spring/Fall competencies planning and evaluation (Present)