Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 8 Contact Hours
Item#: VGRAC

Critical Respiratory Therapy Topics in the Acute Care Setting Bundle

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Item # VGRAC
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This bundle includes five up-to-date courses, each covering knowledge and skills needed for respiratory therapists working in emergency or acute care settings.  The topics range from handling life-threatening chest trauma to reducing morbidity by preventing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).  Each of these courses have one main focus: skillful management of critically injured or ill patients.


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Chest Trauma, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7243  

Chest trauma is classified as either blunt (steering wheel injury) or penetrating (bullets or impalement).  This course addresses blunt force trauma, penetrating trauma, and management of the chest trauma patient. Assessment is discussed, including immediate protection of the airway and maintaining chest wall stability. The major thoracic trauma injuries are described, including how to diagnose and treat, such as tension pneumothorax, sternum fractures, flail chest, diaphragmatic rupture, aortic rupture, cardiac tamponade, empyema, and more. 

Pneumothorax, 2nd Edition

Price: $9.95 Hours:1 Contact Hour
Item # V7253  

Release Date: January 28, 2016

It is critical for a respiratory therapist to understand the reasons for the presence of air or gas between the lungs and chest wall as well as how to deal with and treat a collapse of the lung resulting from the air or gas. This course begins with the anatomy of the pleural space and walks you through the incidence, etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment for the following types of pneumothoraces: primary spontaneous, secondary spontaneous, catamenial, iatrogenic, traumatic, and tension. Also discussed is reexpansion pulmonary edema along with the steps to take to prevent it. 

Chest X-Ray Interpretation, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7233  

This course is an updated version of Chest Roentgenography (V7167).

It is important not only to be able to recognize the basic areas of normality and abnormality, but to establish a personal style of analyzing chest x-rays in a systematic fashion. Many pulmonary problems – including pneumothorax, displaced tubes, and the presence of foreign bodies – are detected on an x-ray before being discerned by other clinical examinations. This course is designed to instruct the practicing Respiratory Therapist how to interpret a chest x-ray, focusing on a clinical, practical application approach. Fundamentally, this course addresses two main forms of interpretation: ABCs and A-Z.

Infection Control for Respiratory Care Practitioners

Price: $9.95 Hours:1 Contact Hour
Item # V7225  

Infection is one of the primary sources of excess hospital morbidity and mortality. Infection found in the hospital can be either community-acquired or hospital-acquired. Both types of infection must be addressed when an individual is hospitalized. Community-acquired infections (CAIs) may present to the acute care environment through a number of hosts, including, but not limited to, patients, caregivers, family members, and visitors. CAI may result in hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) if they are transmitted to a hospitalized patient. Infection control in respiratory care is more important today than ever before.

This course provides the learner with tools to identify and modify infection control factors in the acute care environment. Learners include respiratory care practitioners, physicians, nurses, radiology staff, laboratory personnel, and others who work in a healthcare setting. Current infection control practice is evolving along with the infections it is meant to control. As new methods and technology to reduce infection risks come on the scene, organisms continue to create new management challenges. Healthcare providers are responsible for controlling the risks of known pathogens, while at the same time consistently acting to prevent new pathogens from becoming an additional burden. Both of these objectives can be achieved with consistent infection monitoring and control strategies.


New Jersey - Fulfills your 1-hour infection control requirement.

Recognition and Management of Hypoxia

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7256  

Release Date: April 15, 2016

The purpose of this course is to familiarize respiratory therapists with the relationship between hypoxia and hypoxemia, as well as their causes and treatments. Hypoxia (including hypoxic hypoxia, stagnant hypoxia, histotoxic hypoxia, and anemic hypoxia) is a complex problem requiring intricate knowledge and skill on the part of the respiratory therapist. This course empowers the respiratory therapist to understand and properly treat hypoxia resulting from multiple and varied causes. A new section in this revision provides the information on air travel by hypoxic patients as a high altitude environment poses special challenges to these patients.