Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 11 Contact Hours

Diagnostic Procedures Bundle

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Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7244  

Fiberoptic bronchoscopy has evolved to become the method of choice for diagnostics of pulmonary pathology (visual, inspection, specimen collection, and lavage). This course discusses tools, indications, high-risk situations, and complications of fiberoptic bronchoscopy. A basic step-by-step procedure is included that may be used by practitioners to assist physicians. Finally, specimen collection and conscious sedation are described.

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.

Clinical Applications of CO2 Monitoring, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7246  

This course is an updated version of CO2 Monitoring (V7151).

C02 concentration is an important measure of disease severity and response to treatment. This course discusses types of analyzers, factors affecting PETCO2, PaCO2-PETCO2 gradient, normal and abnormal capnograms, and uses of capnography (graphic representation of carbon dioxide). This is critical information to have to effectively evaluate and maintain ventilation of patients. Both mainstream and sidestream ventilation are also addressed with visual examples of each. 

Evaluation of the Pulmonary Patient, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7250  

This course is an updated version of Evaluation of the Pulmonary Patient (V7157).

Respiratory therapists are relied on to communicate effectively and function responsibly on behalf of their patients, as well as demonstrate accurate evaluation of the cardiopulmonary system and have the ability to identify signs and symptoms associated with cardiopulmonary disturbances or disease. They are also required to employ and interpret available diagnostic tests to ascertain and quantify the degree of abnormality. This course presents a step-by-step evaluation procedure that includes interview, observation of the patient and physical surroundings, details of a complete physical examination and chest examination, medical record review, and documentation. This information is followed by discussion of typical diagnostic tools performed and or interpreted by the respiratory therapist.

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. 

Pulmonary Function Testing, 2nd Edition

Price: $9.95 Hours:1 Contact Hour
Item # V7275  

Release Date: June 29, 2017

Pulmonary function evaluations benefit many types of patients. Pulmonary disease may frequently be detected by testing years before the onset of signs or symptoms. The early detection of pulmonary disease can be a strong influence in a patient’s decision to quit smoking, which reduces the risk of both cardiovascular disease and worsening pulmonary disease. Comparing tests helps the physician determine whether a specific therapeutic regimen is beneficial. Shortness of breath is a common complaint among patients, and pulmonary function tests can help differentiate between cardiac and pulmonary causes. Pulmonary function tests that are performed before a planned surgery help reduce the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications by identifying patients at increased risk. Finally, patients who report that their ability to work is limited by shortness of breath can be objectively evaluated with pulmonary function tests; the results are sometimes used to document disability in insurance claims.

It is not uncommon to see previous pulmonary function tests recorded in the medical records of patients who are admitted to hospitals. A quick review of those test results may be instrumental in making decisions about current treatment. This course describes the traditional lung function tests – spirometry, lung volumes and capacities; as well as special tests to measure peak flow, lung diffusion, and bronchodilator responses – that respiratory therapists should be familiar with, even if they do not work in a pulmonary function laboratory. In addition, a brief discussion of what may cause abnormal test results is included.