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Ethics CEU Courses for Respiratory Therapists

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End of Life Issues for the Patient with End-Stage COPD
Presented by Kevin Collins, PhD, RRT, RPFT, AE-C
Course: #1993Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course addresses the challenges faced by the respiratory therapist in engaging patients with end-stage COPD. Legal and ethical issues, as well as practical approaches to engaging patients with end-state COPD, is discussed.

Palliative Care and the Respiratory Therapist
Presented by Shawna Strickland, PhD, CAE, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC
Course: #1969Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course explores the ethical considerations and the fundamental distinctions between palliative care and hospice, providing respiratory therapists with a comprehensive understanding of these approaches to patient care. Additionally, it delves into the application of palliative care principles within the context of chronic lung disease while also emphasizing the crucial role that respiratory therapists play in delivering compassionate and holistic palliative care to patients.

The Ethics of Ambiguity: Life and Death in the NICU
Presented by Evan Richards, Advance Practice Clinical Consultant, BSc, RT
Course: #1927Level: Advanced1 Hour
This lecture traces the history of how life and death decisions are made in the NICU, and the ambiguity inherent in neonatal ethics. The lecture includes a discussion of moral distress, how to recognize it, and what to do about it.

Ethical Considerations in Post-Acute Care: A Clinical Perspective
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Course: #1565Level: Intermediate2 Hours
In this session, practical information about ethics is provided from a clinical perspective. Core ethical principles as they relate to healthcare and senior care are reviewed. Behaviors that are considered unethical by most credentialing bodies are considered as well as legal and ethical issues typically encountered in one’s daily profession. The course applies models for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas in healthcare, including CELIBATE, RIPS, and the Rest Four Component Model. Case examples illustrating various ethical dilemmas and issues that can take place in senior care settings are offered to enhance learning.

Alzheimer's and Ethical Considerations Involving Therapy and Patient Care
Presented by Andrea Holzner, BS, CCP, MPhil, PhD
Course: #1619Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course comprises ethical principles and considerations for respiratory therapists and healthcare providers relating to Alzheimer's patients. This course offers practical guidance, based on case studies, for therapy and patient care, professional moral dilemmas, ethical and theoretical approaches, as well as discerning ethical decision-making.

Futile or Fruitful: Medical Interventions and the Respiratory Therapist
Presented by Shawna Strickland, PhD, CAE, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC
Course: #1573Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Interventions that are not likely to produce a medical benefit for the patient are referred to as futile. In this presentation, futility is defined, and the limitations of practical use identified. Case studies that illustrate the concept of futility and the challenges associated with application will be presented.

End-of-Life Care: Ethical Considerations
Presented by Jessica Fino, EdD, RRT
Course: #1512Level: Introductory1 Hour
Course review of the guiding ethical principles in healthcare. The course discusses how these principles affect the ability to provide end-of-life care, repair moral injury, and the role of respiratory therapists post- COVID.

The Use of Noninvasive Ventilation at the End of Life
Presented by Shawna Strickland, PhD, CAE, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC
Course: #1434Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Noninvasive ventilation is a common modality provided in acute, long-term, and home care environments to provide respiratory support to patients with a variety of acute and chronic disease pathologies. Though NIV is used predominantly as a bridge to recovery in acute disease pathologies and as ongoing support in chronic disease pathologies, some clinicians advocate for the use of NIV for comfort measures at the end of life. This intermediate course provides a basis for the analysis of ethical dilemmas and debates the ethical arguments for and against the use of NIV at the end of life.

Ethics in Crisis
Presented by Katie O'Shea, PT, DPT, MBA, GCS, CDP, Charles C. Bratton, JD, L.L.M. II
Course: #1356Level: Introductory2 Hours
This 2-hour course provides a case-based approach of the RIPS model to identify ethical considerations as directly related to clinical practice. Clinical application to assist in the decision-making process in ethically challenging scenarios regarding palliative and end-of-life care is discussed.

Ethics in Healthcare
Presented by Lori Taylor, PhD, RRT
Course: #1092Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will review and discuss the ethical and legal responsibility of the healthcare provider. The course will discuss ethical principles and the code of conduct for Respiratory Therapists.

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