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Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
  • Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST
  • Amber Melendez, RCP, RRT
Peer Reviewer(s): Lisa M. Trujillo, DHSc, RRT
Item#: V7289
Contents: 1 Course Book (48 Pages)


Pulmonary Edema, 2nd Edition

Price $19.95
Item # V7289
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Release Date: January 19, 2018

Expiration Date: January 19, 2021

The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to provide advanced respiratory care practitioners with up-to-date continuing education on the pathophysiologic processes, clinical findings, diagnoses, etiologic factors, and current trends in the management of pulmonary edema.

Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST, is an associate research professor and program director in the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Schools of Allied Health and Medicine, at Loma Linda University and program director of doctoral studies in health sciences at Trident University. She is also an adjunct researcher and advisor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, as well as the founder of Tranquility Community Health. Dr. Marin received a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Riverside; an MPH in epidemi­ology and biostatistics from Loma Linda University; a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University; and an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy from Victor Valley College.

Amber Melendez, RCP, RRT, is currently working as a respiratory therapist for the Hesperia Unified School District, providing care to medically fragile students. She received her respiratory therapy education at Victor Valley College and has gained clinical experience in the areas of trauma, hyperbaric therapy, and emergency and intensive care. She also holds a professional expert position at Victor Valley College, where she conducts laboratory educational activities for respiratory therapy students.

Lisa M. Trujillo, DHSc, RRT, is the director of clinical education and associate professor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. She earned her doctor of health science with an emphasis on global health at Nova Southeastern University. In addition, she earned her master of respiratory therapy degree with an emphasis on higher education at Northeastern University; her bachelor’s degree at Weber State University; and her RRT at Weber State University. Dr. Trujillo serves as the international outreach committee chair of the Coalition on Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE), a neonatal pediatric program instructor/trainer for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the director at large of the AARC Board of Directors, and the founder and president of Charity Beyond Borders nonprofit organization, which provides medical and educational services in Ghana.

  • 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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