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Caring for the High Anxiety Pulmonary Patient and Family

Course: #1233Level: Introductory1.5 Hour 155 Reviews

This course provides an in-depth look at anxiety and its management in the care of the pulmonary patient. The course provides an overview of the components of anxiety including the impact on the patient and their recovery. Specific interventions address the reduction of anxiety for the patient and family improving patient outcomes.

Course created on April 1, 2021

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Course Type: Video, Text

CEUs/Hours Offered: AARC - CRCE/1.5; CE Broker/1.5 Direct Delivery Of Respiratory Care Services, CE Broker #20-853406; IACET/0.2

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain the four key components of anxiety.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the factors that affect anxiety levels in the pulmonary patient that can and cannot be changed.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify examples of biomedical and holistic interventions to reduce anxiety in the pulmonary patient.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define the role of “therapeutic use of self” in managing anxiety in the pulmonary patient.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Anxiety components, Chronic vs. Generalized, Pulmonary Anxiety
10-20 Minutes Pulmonary Patients: Anxiety and Depression, Panic Anxiety, Dyspnea
20-30 Minutes Factors that Impact Recovery, Ventilation Device Disruptions
30-40 Minutes Immune Response, Cardiac Patient Limitations, Weaning High RR
40-55 Minutes Recognizing Anxiety, Reporting: Physiological, Somatic, Behavioral, Psychological Anxiety
55-70 Minutes Interventions: Cognitive, Behavioral, Social Environmental, Physiological (Biomedical vs. Holistic)
70-85 Minutes Therapeutic Use of Self
85-90 Minutes Summary, Q&A


155 Reviews

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Nancy Nathenson is a Health Educator and Consultant. She also received an honorarium for presenting this course. Nonfinancial: She is a COPD & Asthma Community Expert, and volunteer community educator for the Allergy & Asthma Network.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Continued Respiratory Therapy.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Association for Respiratory Care

American Association for Respiratory Care

This non-traditional program has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 185319000

CE Broker

CE Broker

Continued Respiratory Therapy is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-30700. This course is offered for 1.5 hours. If you are a licensed respiratory therapist in Florida, Louisiana, or Mississippi, CE Broker may be of interest to you. For Florida respiratory therapists, this course is registered in the Direct Delivery of Respiratory Care Services category.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Continued, LLC, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

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