There was a dire need to demonstrate the relevance of respiratory care in The heat of the COVID-19 pandemic which saw an increase in demand for respiratory therapists in Ghana. The course introduces the unique formation of the Ghana Association for Respiratory Care (GARC), in collaboration with the international Council for Respiratory Care (ICRC), highlighting the contributions respiratory therapists make to the multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals.
Course created on May 8, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the development of the respiratory care profession in Ghana in collaboration with the United States and ICRC.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how the role of respiratory therapists supports the healthcare system.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify prevalent pulmonary diseases and international guidelines for best practices.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the unique challenges and solutions for delivering RT critical care.
|5-20 Minutes||Respiratory care profession in Ghana in collaboration with the United States and ICRC|
|20-35 Minutes||How the role of respiratory therapists supports the healthcare system|
|35-45 Minutes||Prevalent pulmonary diseases and international guidelines for best practice|
|45-55 Minutes||Challenges and solutions for delivering RT critical care in Ghana|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dorothy Honny Bendah
Dorothy is a practicing Respiratory Therapist at the University of Ghana, the School of Biomedical & Allied Health Sciences, Department of Respiratory Therapy, and Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. She is a Preceptor and a Principal Research Officer at the Department of Respiratory Therapy. She is involved in training students in the RT program at the University of Ghana.
Dorothy is a pioneer Respiratory Therapist trained in Ghana - West Africa, with a clinical observation from the Kansas University Medical Center, and the first RT International Fellow trained in Ghana -Africa. She is the President of the Ghana Association for Respiratory Care (GARC). She seeks to enhance the respiratory care profession in Ghana and throughout Africa by organizing professional development workshops involving stakeholders and respiratory care advocacy.
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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 # 189853000
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