Release Date: July 25, 2018
Expiration Date: July 25, 2021
The purpose of this intermediate-level review course is to provide respiratory therapists with an overview of the definition, etiology, pathophysiology, and management of common neuromuscular disorders.A detailed discussion is provided for the 3 main neuromuscular disorders - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and Myasthenia gravis. Other neuromuscular disorders included in this course are polio, muscular dystrophies, myopathies, and multiple sclerosis.
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Release Date: July 24, 2018
This is an intermediate-level course geared toward respiratory therapists and all healthcare professionals who care for individuals with asthma. Up-to-date information regarding the definition of asthma, its pathology and interventions are provided.
Release Date: June 18, 2018
Expiration Date: June 18, 2021
Respiratory therapists are responsible for the assessment and treatment of all cardiopulmonary patients. 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. Upon completion of this course, the participants will demonstrate an increased level of knowledge surrounding patient safety and medical errors, providing applicable knowledge to the clinical setting.
Florida - Fulfills your medical error prevention requirement.
New Jersey - Fulfills your patient safety / medical errors requirement.
Pennsylvania - Fulfills your patient safety requirement.
Tennessee - Fulfills your patient safety requirement.
Release Date: May 24, 2018
Expiration Date: May 24, 2021
This advanced-level course is designed for the respiratory therapist with a desire to learn more about the development of the fetus, changes that occur during or shortly after birth, and how to assess and treat the newborn. This course starts with the development of the lungs, discussing the stages of development and lung growth, fetal lung fluid, and, of vital importance, surfactant. Lung development and fetal circulation are also covered. Fetal circulation is unique, with three shunts to aid in fetal development. During and shortly after delivery, many changes must occur to allow the neonate to smoothly transition to the outside world. It is important to know whether the fetus or mother is at risk for developing problems after birth in order to anticipate such issues.
Release Date: April 23, 2018
Expiration Date: April 23, 2021
This intermediate level course offers respiratory therapsts an overview of current polysomnography scoring guidelines as they relate to common sleep disorders. The basic anatomy and physiology of sleep as well as pathophysiology and intervention of sleep disorders are also discussed.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a continuing education course designed to provide current information on COPD patients and pulmonary rehabilitation. Key topics in this course include: goals of pulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation program and setting, admission criteria, initial patient evaluation, exercise testing, 6-minute walk test, breathing techniques and chest physical therapy, psychosocial measures, nutritional interventions, collaborative self-management and patient centered, cross-continuum disease management. Pre- and post tests are provided for outcome assessment. A list of current references is available for further reading.
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Expiration Date: April 10, 2021
This course presents an overview of lung cancer and updated information for respiratory therapists who work with people at risk for or those diagnosed with lung cancer. In addition, because lung cancer can be a chronic illness, many lung cancer survivors continue to need health care. Lung cancer research continues to focus on prevention, early screening methods, and more effective targeted treatments to improve outcomes and decrease the adverse effects of treatments. Rapid changes in cancer care make it imperative to have current information about prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Oncology-related resources for patients, families, and clinicians are also included.
Release Date: February 28, 2018
Expiration Date: February 28, 2021
This advanced level course covers the essential ethical principles for respiratory therapists and other healthcare providers. The contents of this course include many ethical issues that respiratory therapists and others may encounter in patient care settings. Additional contents include discussions on professional moral dilemmas, ethical theories (e.g., utilitarianism, deontologic ethics (Kantianism), social contract theory, virtue ethics). Examples are used to illustrate principles that guide ethical decision making. Case studies are used throughout this course to reinforce understanding and learning of the essential ethical principles.
California RTs - This course is not approved to fulfill your law & ethics requirement.
New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio & Tennessee RTs - This course fulfills your ethics requirement.