Respiratory Care Bundle

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Hours: 15 Contact Hours
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Adult Acute Respiratory Infections, 2nd Edition

Price: $21.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # N1553  

Expiration Date: November 30, 2017

People with airway infections account for most ambulatory healthcare visits in the United States, and pneumonia remains the sixth leading cause of death. As significant health problems, these conditions influence many situations, among them an individual’s ability to attend school, go to work, and maintain an enjoyable and productive quality of life. Healthcare professionals play a role in the detection and care of people with acute airway infections. Accurate and appropriate assessments, combined with a plan of care, are necessary to prevent transmission and complications. Healthcare professionals also need to advocate judicious use of antibiotics and educate patients on growing concerns regarding drug-resistant microorganisms.

This course provides an overview of current information concerning acute respiratory infections in adults. The course is intended for healthcare professionals who practice in acute care and ambulatory care settings. Regardless of the setting, clinicians are often asked for guidance regarding diagnosis and treatment of airway infections. Having current knowledge about respiratory infections is the only way to provide effective individual care to this large population.

California Nursing Home Administrators - NHAP approved for 3 hours through April 10, 2019.

Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, 2nd Edition

Price: $21.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # N1537  

Expiration Date: November 30, 2017

An estimated 15 million people in the United States have chronic obstructive lung disease, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This is a preventable and treatable disease that is characterized by partially reversible airway obstruction.  It is essential that healthcare professionals tailor patient care to meet the individual needs of patients with COPD.  Such care can contribute to an increased quality of life for patients with COPD and help in preventing and reducing hospitalizations.  This course is intended for healthcare professionals who care for patients with COPD and practice in a wide range of settings. Patients with COPD are treated in intensive care units and acute and long-term care facilities, as well as in outpatient clinics, provider offices, and their own homes.  The purpose of this course is to explore ways in which healthcare professionals can contribute to an improved quality of life for patients with COPD while also helping to prevent or reduce exacerbations. The prevalence of COPD makes it essential that healthcare professionals maintain up-to-date knowledge regarding this disease.

California Nursing Home Administrators - NHAP approved for 3 hours through April 10, 2019.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition

Price: $21.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # N1539  

Expiration Date: November 30, 2017

There is a rise in the number of pulmonary rehabilitation programs which is related to the positive results that patients in these programs have achieved. Advances in the care of patients with chronic lung disease have extended the scope and applicability of pulmonary rehabilitation.   The multidisciplinary comprehensive approach has contributed to patient success rates.  Healthcare professionals from a variety of backgrounds are contributing to the success of these programs. Ideally, the pulmonary rehabilitation team consists of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, exercise specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, dietitians, psychologists, and spiritual care staff. These professionals work together to carry out the treatment plan, and to provide the patient with self-management skills and ongoing support.

This course provides updated information about pulmonary rehabilitation. The course defines pulmonary rehabilitation, describes the benefits, and outlines the patient’s initial assessment. The components of a typical program are also discussed. The course is relevant to all healthcare professionals who have contact with patients with chronic lung disease, whether in hospital or community settings. The reader is encouraged to use the Resources section of the course book to gain further knowledge of pulmonary rehabilitation.

Pneumonia in Adults, 2nd Edition

Price: $21.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # N1534  

Expiration Date: November 30, 2017

Pneumonia remains one of the most dangerous infectious diseases in the United States. Although many classes of antibiotics have been developed to treat various causative agents, community-acquired pneumonia remains the sixth leading cause of death in people age 65 and older in the United States. The emergence of multi-antibiotic-resistant strains of pathogens contributes to the high rate of pneumonia. The estimated cost of a single community-acquired pneumonia hospitalization ranges from $3,000 to $13,000 (Watkins & Lemonovich, 2011).

This course provides updated information about pneumonia in adults. Topics include the major types of pneumonia, major risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic studies, and the treatment and prevention of pneumonia. Patients with pneumonia are treated at various sites ranging from the home to critical care units. This course is relevant for healthcare professionals who care for adults across all settings. Readers are encouraged to use the resources provided to expand their knowledge of this prevalent infectious disease.

California Nursing Home Administrators - NHAP approved for 3 hours through April 10, 2019.

Genetic and Inherited Disorders Affecting the Pulmonary System, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $21.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # N1570  

Expiration Date: December 31, 2017

“Every 4½ minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. That translates into nearly 120,000 babies affected by birth defects each year” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2014a). Congenital abnormalities or birth defects are anatomical or functional conditions present at birth that are not within normal range. These aberrations may not be evident or manifest any effect(s) immediately after birth. The defects may be isolated or have features of one of the many genetic syndromes (Jorde, Carey, Bamshad, & White, 2003). Major defects have been noted in approximately 3% of the population (Atkinson & Slotnick, 2007). Even though many of the more than 4,000 known congenital problems (ranging from minor to serious) affect only a few individuals, collectively the number is considerable, making birth defects the leading cause of death in the first year of life (Nemours Foundation, 2010).

This course concentrates on congenital defects that affect the pulmonary system. The course begins by discussing genetic inheritance and the factors that influence it, as well as other causes of congenital pulmonary problems, such as maternal and gestational influences. The impact of these conditions on the respiratory processes is also discussed, and examples of the various conditions are provided throughout the course. The purpose of the course is to provide nurses and other healthcare professionals with basic knowledge of these anomalies to assist in prenatal and postnatal patient and family education and to promote early recognition and intervention. The goal is to provide a knowledge base for healthcare professionals who care for mothers in prenatal clinics, labor and delivery, postpartum, and newborn nursery areas. The course will also provide a basic orientation to birth defects affecting the pulmonary system for nurses working or planning to work with high-risk newborns.

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