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Gain essential information to build a safe and effective practice for administering respiratory medications. This informative course provides an excellent overview of the major classes of aerosolized and non-aerosolized respiratory pharmacologic agents along with newly released medicines used in respiratory care. A comparison of the modes of action, indications, and adverse effects that characterize each class is discussed as well as the techniques to deliver them. Review calculations of drug doses using percentage-strength solutions and dosage schedules. Recommend the appropriate respiratory pharmacologic agent and delivery method based on patient clinical presentations.
AARC Approval #146748000
- Define key terms related to general pharmacological principles.
- Calculate drug doses using percentage-strength solutions and dosage schedules.
- Describe the factors that affect aerosol deposition in the lungs.
- Compare modes of action, indications, and adverse effects that characterize the major classes of aerosolized and non-aerosolized respiratory pharmacologic agents.
- Recommend the appropriate respiratory pharmacologic agent and delivery method based on patient clinical presentation.
Sindee K. Karpel, MPA, RRT, is the clinical coordinator for the Respiratory Care Program and professor in the Cardiopulmonary Sciences Program at Edison State College, Fort Myers, Florida. Ms. Karpel received her baccalaureate degree from Queens College of the City University of New York, her certificate in Respiratory Care from the New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Respiratory Therapy Program, and her master’s of public administration with a major in health care administration from Long Island University. She has been a full-time respiratory care educator since 1993 and has been teaching respiratory care pharmacology since that time. Ms. Karpel is the author of several articles on various respiratory care topics, two well-known respiratory care workbooks, and testbanks for popular respiratory care textbooks.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered, unless otherwise indicated with an expiration date.
- 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.
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- 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.