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Rehabilitation And Home Care CEU Courses for Respiratory Therapists

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Preparing Complex Medical Patients for Successful Community Integration
Presented by Diane Ulmer, OTR/L, Melissa Gulizia, BS, RRT
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Course: #1328Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides respiratory therapists with insight into the important role they play in preparing patients for successful discharge back to the community. Tools and strategies to assist patients and families in sustaining successful living in the community are shared and demonstrated by a case study.

The Spaced Retrieval Technique: A How To for Respiratory Therapists
Presented by Megan Malone, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #12571 Hour
This course will provide an overview of the spaced retrieval technique, which is a cognitive intervention that can improve recall of functional information. Participants will learn the evidence behind this technique as well as how to implement it with patients.

Wheelchair Positioning to Optimize Respiration
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #1258Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Wheelchair positioning is designed to provide postural support and alignment, pressure distribution, and stability for functional activities. Positioning can also be used to optimize respiration by facilitating an upright trunk and head and supporting the diaphragm. This course presents common positioning scenarios where respiration may be compromised and interventions to address these concerns.

When Bed Rest Causes Harm: Early Mobilization for the Mechanically Ventilated Patient
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT
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Course: #1243Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course describes how early mobilization counteracts the negative impacts of prolonged bed rest on ventilator patients. Components of successful early mobilization programs are described, including potential barriers to implementation, specific benefits to the patient and hospital outcomes.

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.

The Importance of Respiratory Therapists in Post Acute Care
Presented by Vrati Doshi, MSc, RRT
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Course: #1153Level: Introductory1 Hour
The webinar focuses on identifying and overcoming barriers for high acuity respiratory patients transitioning home or to a skilled nursing facility from the hospital, and a respiratory therapist’s impact on their care. The course reviews guidelines for implementing a successful long-term transitional care program specialized in disease management, medication and equipment education. Outcome measures to increase compliance, reduce readmission rates, and improve patient quality of life is discussed.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation for the Neck Breather: Epidemiology Behind the Mucus
Presented by Meaghan Kane-Benjamin, M.A., CCC-SLP
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Course: #1073Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course discusses anatomical changes that affect the respiratory system after a total laryngectomy. An overview of pulmonary sequelae that result from changes in tracheal climate and conditioning, as well as solutions to improve pulmonary health, is provided. It will also review available heat moisture exchange (HME) devices and the supporting clinical evidence. This course is presented jointly with Atos Medical.