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Drug Agents for Respiratory Care

Course: #1318Level: Intermediate1 Hour 193 Reviews

This course focuses on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of general respiratory drug agents. Classification, mechanism of action, and therapeutic effects are discussed.

Course created on July 1, 2021

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Course Type: Video, Text

CEUs/Hours Offered: AARC - CRCE/1.0; CE Broker/1.0 Direct Delivery Of Respiratory Care Services, CE Broker #20-873692; IACET/0.1

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify short-acting and long-acting beta-agonist drugs.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to discuss the pharmacological effects of steroidal and nonsteroidal drugs.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify anticholinergic, surfactants, and mucus-controlling agents.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify xanthines, nitric oxide, and neuromuscular blocking agents.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Drug agent categories
15-25 Minutes Short-Acting and Long-Acting Beta-Agonist agents
25-35 Minutes Steroidal and Non-steroidal drugs
35-45 Minutes Anti-Cholinergic, Surfactants, and Mucus controlling agents
45-55 Minutes Xanthines, Nitric Oxide, and Neuromuscular blocking agents
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Dr. Reed is the owner, Pulmonary Education Consultants, LLC. He also received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Dr. Reed has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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 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 # 185715000

CE Broker

CE Broker

Continued Respiratory Therapy is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-30700. This course is offered for 1.0 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 0.1 CEUs for this program.

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