Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 10 Contact Hours
Item#: VGRMU OX 10

10 Hour Respiratory Care Value Pack 2016

Reg. Prices $94.80
Just $59.95
Item # VGRMU

All Courses in this Value Pack are approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).

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Evaluation of the Pulmonary Patient, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7259  

Respiratory therapists are relied on to communicate effectively and function responsibly on behalf of their patients, as well as demonstrate accurate evaluation of the cardiopulmonary system and have the ability to identify signs and symptoms associated with cardiopulmonary disturbances or disease. They are also required to employ and interpret available diagnostic tests to ascertain and quantify the degree of abnormality. This course presents a step-by-step evaluation procedure that includes interview, observation of the patient and physical surroundings, details of a complete physical examination and chest examination, medical record review, and documentation. This information is followed by discussion of typical diagnostic tools performed and or interpreted by the respiratory therapist.

AARC Approval #145385000

Bioterrorism: The Biology of Threats and Health Impacts

Price: $44.95 Hours:5 Contact Hours
Item # V7260  

This course focuses on the properties of the most likely biological agents and the associated diseases that could be involved in terrorist acts. A foundational understanding of bacterial, viral, and biological toxins, as well as principles of disease epidemiology, is necessary to understand the biological agents that are considered our most significant threats. In addition to a review of the characteristics of bacteria and viruses, an in-depth analysis of Category A biological weapons (agents of highest threat/risk) is provided, including their history and significance, biological characteristics, means of transmission, clinical features and presentation, criteria for diagnosis, medical management, and options for prophylaxis. This course is organized in such a way as to serve as a foundation to meet the informational needs of the healthcare team, as well as public health and law enforcement personnel, to be prepared to recognize and respond to biological terrorism-associated incidents.

AARC Approval #145539000

Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Tools, 2nd Edition

Price: $19.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # V7261  

Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is a philosophy that is implemented as an ongoing effort to continuously evaluate and improve a service, process, or product. The process creates an environment in which all members of a team work together to constantly improve quality that may result in incremental changes or abrupt, substantial changes. As patient advocates, recognizing CQI as an important tool to improve function has the potential to reduce wasted resources and improve the work environment for management and staff. CQI is a management philosophy that can be integrated into day-to-day functions at the bedside through a nonbureaucratic educate and support model, rather than a bureaucratic command and control model. This course offers an introduction to CQI components, benefits, and strategies for healthcare providers, from administrators to beside practitioners.


AARC Approval #146489000

Sleep Apnea and Home Positive Airway Pressure Therapy

Price: $9.95 Hours:1 Contact Hour
Item # V7262  

The use of home positive airway pressure (PAP) machines is steadily increasing as more patients are being diagnosed with sleep apnea. This brief course discusses the sleep apneas (OSA, CSA, and MSA) and the newest modes available for home PAP machines, which offer more options and settings as well as improved tolerance and compliance than their predecessors. A basic understanding of home PAP machines is assumed.

AARC Approval #144991000