Respiratory conditions are common in all healthcare settings. Both lower and upper respiratory conditions can be deadly in older adults or others with comorbidities. Respiratory conditions such as pneumonia and bronchitis can impact an individual's quality of life and their ability to carry out activities of daily living. This course discusses the prevention and management of bronchitis and pneumonia. It also discusses the special care that is required for individuals with pneumonia or bronchitis. Without the knowledge and understanding of pneumonia and bronchitis, direct care staff may not be able to provide the proper care for an older adult with these conditions.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO2135257
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Pneumonia
The Respiratory System
Respiratory System Disorders
Types of Pneumonia
Causes of Pneumonia
Signs and Symptoms
Preventing Hospital Readmissions
Section 3: Acute Bronchitis
Section 4: Conclusion
Elizabeth Vaccaro earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Kean University. She is certified as a Multiple Sclerosis Nurse Educator. Elizabeth has worked in a variety of healthcare settings from the hospital to the pharmaceutical industry which has allowed her to have a great appreciation for all the challenges that span the healthcare field. She has practiced in the hospice setting for nine years in a variety of roles from Case Manager, Educator, and Director of both inpatient and home care hospice. Disclosure: Elizabeth Vaccaro, BSN RN, MSCN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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