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Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
  • Susan Jett Lawson, RRT-NPS, RCP
  • Sandra Cegielski, BS, RCP, RRT
Peer Reviewer(s): Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST
Item#: V7247
Contents: 1 Course Book (42 pages)

Development and Implementation of the Respiratory Care Patient Education Program, 2nd Edition

Price $19.95
Item # V7247
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

This course is an updated version of Development and Implementation of the Respiratory Care Patient Education Program (V7168).

Expiration Date: October 14, 2018

This course guides respiratory therapists in the education of cardiopulmonary patients, a task so important that the AARC published a position statement to identify, illustrate, and support the involvement of respiratory care practitioners in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. Described are the key conditions needed for effective health education and the focus of education appropriate for different patient and caregiver populations. The various teaching techniques and resources available for patient education are addressed. This discussion is inclusive of all age groups (from neonate through geriatric), and therefore contains age-specific guidelines for educating patients and caregivers.

Course Objectives

  • Briefly describe the American Association for Respiratory Care position statements regarding health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Summarize the American Association for Respiratory Care position statement in regard to respiratory therapists as role models.
  • List the general education goals for the respiratory care profession.
  • Describe the key conditions needed for effective health education.
  • Briefly explain the initial education assessment considerations.
  • Describe the focus of education for the following patient populations:
    • pre-operative patients with or without underlying pulmonary disease;
    • post-operative patients;
    • patients who receive respiratory medications;
    • patients who use tobacco;
    • patients with cardiopulmonary disease processes;
    • patients who receive cardiopulmonary home care;
    • patients who are having a diagnostic procedure; and
    • patients in a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
  • Describe the various teaching techniques and resources available for patient education that include age-specific awareness.
  • List the patient education documentation requirements.

Sandra Cegielski, BS, RCP, RRT, is the Director of Clinical Education at Victor Valley College. She also serves as the Veterans Health Education Coordinator at Loma Linda VA Medical Center. Sandra received her BS in business management at the University of Redlands and her AS in respiratory therapy at Victor Valley College.

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 Dr. John Shyy’s laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, as well as the founder of Tranquility Community Health. Traci received her PhD from the University of California, Riverside, in biochemistry and molecular biology; MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from Loma Linda University; bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University; and her AS RT from Victor Valley College.

  • 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.
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