Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 6 Contact Hours
Item#: VBT06

 

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Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 
Item # V7284  

Release Date: July 18, 2017

Expiration Date: July 18, 2020

This basic-level course provides respiratory therapists with a review of the concepts and principles of anatomy and physiology that apply to clinical practice. This course reviews the structure (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the respiratory system. Structure is covered beginning with a description of the thoracic cage and thoracic cavity, followed by a discussion of lung structures. A description of the airways, alveoli, and the alveolar-capillary membrane is then provided. Physiology related to the pulmonary system is then described. The process of bulk air movement and lung volumes and lung capacities are discussed. Dead space, defenses of the lung, alveolar stability and expansion, and diffusion are also presented. The course concludes with a description of O2 transport, CO2 transport, and neural control of the lungs.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Describe the anatomy of the upper and lower airways.
  • Define the various cell types that make up the lower airway and alveoli.
  • List the components of the alveolar-capillary membrane.
  • Describe pulmonary circulation.
  • Relate how air movement is accomplished.
  • Identify and calculate the normal lung volumes, capacities, flows, and dead space volumes.
  • Discuss the protection and defenses of the lung.
  • Explain the role of pulmonary surfactant as it pertains to alveolar stability and expansion.
  • Describe the factors affecting the diffusion of gas between alveoli and blood.
  • Describe how oxygen and carbon dioxide are transported in the body.
  • Outline the neural control of the respiratory system.
Author Bio(s)

 

William Wojciechowski, MS, RRT, NPS, has served as Chair and Associate professor in the baccalau­reate degree respiratory therapy program at the University of South Alabama since 1979. Previously he served as Program Director at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics from 1975 to 1979.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Brian Parker, MPH, RRT, has been a practicing respiratory therapist since 1964. His background includes clinical assignments in routine care, critical care, education, management, and manufacturer marketing. His clinical assignments have included patients at high risk (organ transplant, burns, trauma) which required strict adherence to infection control principles. His clinical education assignments included departmental management responsibilities for infection control and quality assurance at a large university-affiliated medical center. Additionally, he has held faculty posts with numerous respiratory care programs where he was responsible for the didactic presentation of evolving “current” infection control methods along with clinical presentation and evaluation of student implementation of those methods. He has taught respiratory care courses, including infection control content, for fifteen years. He has also conducted laboratory exercises for respiratory care students annually in preparation for their introduction to clinical experience. His education included graduate-level course work in epidemiology, statistics, and microbiology that all contribute to content knowledge and contributed to his practice knowledge in professional respiratory care practice.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 3rd edition

Price: $19.95 
Item # V7311  

Release Date: April 23, 2018

Expiration Date: April 23, 2021

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a continuing education course designed to provide current information on COPD patients and pulmonary rehabilitation. Key topics in this course include: goals of pulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation program and setting, admission criteria, initial patient evaluation, exercise testing, 6-minute walk test, breathing techniques and chest physical therapy, psychosocial measures, nutritional interventions, collaborative self-management and patient centered, cross-continuum disease management. Pre- and post tests are provided for outcome assessment. A list of current references is available for further reading.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Define pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Describe the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Describe the various settings and healthcare staff at pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
  • Outline the initial assessment of a candidate for pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Identify the components of a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
  • Describe the collaborative self-management skills offered during a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Author Bio(s)

David Chang, EdD, RRT-NPS, is a professor of cardiorespiratory care at the University of South Alabama, Mobile. He has served on many committees and in many capacities at the American Association for Respiratory Care, National Board for Respiratory Care, and Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Dr. Chang’s special interest is research and mechanical ventilation. He has published five textbooks and developed an open-source website (http://rtexam.com/) for students and practitioners. In his spare time, Dr. Chang conducts training sessions for students and educators at the state, national, and international levels.

Eileen S. O’Neill, PhD, RN, is professor emeritus at the College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her areas of expertise are pathophysiology advanced practice nursing and nursing inquiry. Her clinical practice area is care of the adult patient. Dr. O’Neill’s research program centers on clinical and patient decision making, including the role of technology in improving patient care. She has been published in several leading nursing journals.

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Christine Garvey, FNP, MSN, MPA, AE-C, FAACVPR, is manager of pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, California. Her pulmonary rehabilitation background includes research, publications, edu­cation, policy, and clinical practice. She is also a nurse practitioner at the University of California, San Francisco, Sleep Disorders Center. She began her nursing career in 1977 and has more than 30 years of pulmonary experience in critical care, home care, hospice, and outpatient rehabilitation programs. She has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters. Ms. Garvey conducts research concerning emergency room asthma outcomes and the impact of pulmonary rehabilitation on physical function and healthcare utilization.

Asthma, As a Disease State, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 
Item # V7307  

Release Date: July 24, 2018

Expiration Date: July 25, 2021

This is an intermediate-level course geared toward respiratory therapists and all healthcare professionals who care for individuals with asthma. Up-to-date information regarding the definition of asthma, its pathology and interventions are provided.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Define asthma, and discuss its incidence and prevalence rates.
  • Describe the pathological changes characteristic of asthma.
  • Identify common clinical presentation of asthmatic exacerbation.
  • Explain the mechanisms of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of asthma.
  • Discuss the criteria for hospital admission and indications and guidelines for mechanical ventilation in the asthmatic exacerbations.
Author Bio(s)

Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST, is an assistant research professor and program director and professor for the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Schools of Allied Health and Medicine at Loma Linda University. She is also an adjunct researcher and advisor at the Department of Medicine at John Shyy Lab at the University of California, San Diego as well as the founder of Tranquility Community Health. Traci received her doctoral degree from the University of California, Riverside in biochemistry and molecular biology and her bachelor of science degree from Loma Linda University in emergency medical care.

Content Editor Bio(s)

Melinda Shuler, BSBA, RRT, RCP, CTTS, HHS, AE-C is the Regional Clinical Supervisor and Principal Investigator of the Regional Asthma Disease Management Program of Mission Children’s Hospital, in Asheville, NC. The program is recognized as one of thirteen National Asthma Demonstration sites by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. In 2012, the program was awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency Healthcare Provider National Asthma Award. Melinda completed her bachelor of science and business administration in finance and economics at Western Carolina University, and her associate of applied science in respiratory care from Southwestern Community College. Her post graduate work includes a diploma in asthma care from the National Respiratory Training Center, Duke University. Melinda serves on the coordinating committee of the National Asthma Education Prevention Program. She serves on the board of directors for the Association of Asthma Educators. She also serves on the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America advisory committee and is chair of the Education and Public Awareness Committee of the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina.