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Pulmonary Diseases CEU Courses for Respiratory Therapists

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What’s Swallowing Got to Do With it? Respiration and Swallowing in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Live WebinarTue, Sep 28, 2021 at 10:00 am EDT
Course: #1330Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) present with considerable disease burdens that impact clinical outcomes and quality of life. This course examines the mechanisms of swallow dysfunction in patients with COPD and OSA and explores the impact of aspiration on lung health, disease exacerbation, and respiratory function.

What’s Swallowing Got to Do With it? Respiration and Swallowing in Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Tracheostomy
Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Live WebinarTue, Oct 12, 2021 at 10:00 am EDT
Course: #1331Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Respiratory and swallow systems are connected in a variety of ways that become apparent in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Tracheostomy. This course explores respiratory and swallowing impairments in these populations and provides practitioners with strategies for improving both swallow and respiratory efficiency.

Drug Agents for Respiratory Care
Presented by Duane Reed, EdD, RRT, RCP
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Course: #1318Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course focuses on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of general respiratory drug agents. Classification, mechanism of action, and therapeutic effects are discussed.

Mechanical Ventilation in Status Asthmaticus: A Strategic Approach To Ventilator Management And Monitoring
Presented by Justin Phillips, BS, RRT-ACCS
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Course: #1305Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The course focuses on ventilator scalar graphics to identify the presence of physiologic abnormalities in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation for severe refractory asthma. Discussion of monitoring and diagnostic techniques that aid in the ventilator management of the severe asthmatic will be introduced.

Tobacco Management and Smoking Cessation
Presented by Jessica Fino, EdD, RRT
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Course: #1304Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides a review of the various types of tobacco products and nicotine delivery devices. Additional topics include tobacco cessation and tobacco management strategies for the healthcare provider.

Caring for the High Anxiety Pulmonary Patient and Family
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT
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Course: #1233Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
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.

Revisiting Adverse Childhood Experiences: Is This the Key to Managing COPD
Presented by Tammy Kurszewski, DHSc, RRT-ACCS
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Course: #1197Level: Introductory1 Hour
A landmark study conducted by Kaiser-Permanente established a solid relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the development of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This interactive lecture will provide an overview of the findings from this study as well as current literature associated with the topic. An advanced discussion will challenge those providers in post-acute settings to evaluate opportunities to break the cycle of disease and improve quality-of-life for our at-risk population through education and empowerment.

Current Guidelines in Asthma Management Across all Age Groups
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT
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Course: #1126Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
The purpose of this program is to provide an overview of current asthma management guidelines, including steps in diagnosis, assessment, patient medication management and education. It will explore the factors that contribute to patient non-compliance, strategies to improve patient engagement and health outcomes.