Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 10 Contact Hours
Item#: VMT10

Health Care Management Bundle


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Ethical Issues and Decision Making for Respiratory Therapists

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # V7139  

A community can only prosper if its members follow values and principles to guide them in behaviors that are good and proper. Ethical values direct us in our everyday lives because they are ingrained in our society. Given the scope of their disciplines, health care professionals must frequently make decisions based on ethical and legal issues. Therefore, it is important to learn the ethical principles, professional code of ethics, and legal aspects that guide the profession so that we can be knowledgeable about ethical decision making when dilemmas arise.

Each day health care professionals make ethical decisions in the performance of their regular duties, some of which may have legal implications. For example, a clinician receives a heavier workload than normal due to a staffing shortage on the shift. The problem is further compounded by several time-consuming emergencies that arise during the shift, resulting in the clinician requesting help from coworkers and supervisors to help prioritize the workload. While prioritizing, scheduled routine treatments for two patients are delayed for several hours. This is an ethical dilemma that could become a legal matter if one of the patients whose treatment was delayed develops minor or major complications attributable to the delay.

Ethical decisions in the health professions may also involve decisions without a direct impact on patient health but may instead relate to professional conduct, such as respecting patient privacy by refraining from discussing a case in public places (e.g., elevators, during lunch, on social media). In modern society—particularly among the health professions—ethics and the professional codes of ethics can guide us in performing our duties with professionalism and in a way that is legally appropriate.

California RTs - This course is not approved to fulfill your law & ethics requirement.

New Jersey & Nevada RTs - This course fulfills your ethics requirement.

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.

Protecting Patient Safety: Preventing Medical Errors for Respiratory Therapists

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7232  

Patient safety practices are of crucial importance for all healthcare professionals. The Institute of Medicine’s groundbreaking 1999 document To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System reported that medical errors were the cause of between 44,000 and 98,000 patient deaths each year. Physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists are all involved with the care of these patients, and all have their own responsibilities in protecting the safety of patients.

Respiratory therapists are responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients with both acute and chronic cardiopulmonary conditions. Respiratory therapists are engaged in caring for patients in a wide array of health care settings including critical care units, emergency departments, general medical surgical areas, and home care environments. Respiratory therapists are also engaged in the care of patients representing all age groups, from the neonatal to geriatric populations. Respiratory therapists provide direct care to critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Due to the crucial nature of operating life-support equipment, competency in patient safety practices is of utmost importance to the respiratory therapist.

The purpose of this course is to present the concepts and issues related to patient safety and medical errors, as well as to explore the changes that are necessary for the development of a culture of safety. The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) assesses the respiratory therapist’s knowledge of nationally recognized patient safety concepts as part of the credentialing exams. Patient safety concepts and practice standards are also recognized nationally as an essential content area in the respiratory care curricula among respiratory care training programs. However, there is also a need for a more coordinatedapproach to increase awareness, and to implement changes, in order to improve. Upon completion of this course, the participants will demonstrate an increased level of knowledge surrounding patient safety and medical errors. Secondly, the participants will be able to practically apply this knowledge in the clinical setting, thus promoting a culture of safety.

Florida Respiratory Care Profesionals - Fulfills your medical error requirement.

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

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7247  

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

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.

Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Tools, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7255  

Release Date: April 18, 2016

Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is a philosophy that is implemented as an ongoing effort to continuously evaluate and improve a service, process, or product. The process creates an environment in which all members of a team work together to constantly improve quality that may result in incremental changes or abrupt, substantial changes. As patient advocates, recognizing CQI as an important tool to improve function has the potential to reduce wasted resources and improve the work environment for management and staff. CQI is a management philosophy that can be integrated into day-to-day functions at the bedside through a nonbureaucratic educate and support model, rather than a bureaucratic command and control model. This course offers an introduction to CQI components, benefits, and strategies for healthcare providers, from administrators to beside practitioners.