Lower Respiratory Infections: Prevention and Management

 

When disorders occur in the lower respiratory system, they can be deadly. Infections within this system are common and are encountered in all healthcare settings. They can impact an individual’s quality of life and the ability to carry out ADLs. Prevention and management of lower respiratory infections are critical to the health of the individuals under your supervision. Nurses must have an understanding of the pathophysiology of lower respiratory infections in order to properly assess and manage individuals with these conditions to prevent re-hospitalizations.

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Hours: 0.50
REL-C2L-USS-39500C-V2

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-C2L-USS-39500C-V2
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Identify the classifications, pathophysiology, and risk factors for pneumonia
Recognize the classic symptoms of pneumonia and presentation variations in the elderly
List the abnormal assessment findings in an individual with pneumonia
Identify the medical management of an individual with pneumonia
Explain the nursing care required for an individual with pneumonia
Describe the strategies used to prevent pneumonia
Identify how acute bronchitis is prevented

Outline:
Introduction Topic 1: Classifications of Pneumonia Topic 2: Pathophysiology of Pneumonia Topic 3: Clinical Manifestations Topic 4: Assessment Topic 5: Management Topic 6: Nursing Care Topic 7: Prevention Topic 8: Acute Bronchitis Test

Instructor: Cheryl Dillon, RN-C, WCC
Cheryl Dillon is currently the Regional Manager/Director of Quality Assurance at ABS Management. In the past, she has assisted in the operations of multiple nursing facilities, including staffing, payroll, public health concerns, family member issues, management of consultant relationships (e.g. pharmacy, dietary, etc.), and service as intermediary between long term facilities and doctors. Her expertise also includes staff training and development, policy and procedure review and implementation, Quality Assurance initiatives, chart audits, and mock surveys. Disclosure: Cheryl Dillon, RN-C, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Jennifer Eubanks, RN
Jennifer Eubanks, RN has been in long term care for more than 10 years. She has held positions including Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager and Director of Quality Assurance. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She was responsible for establishing a zero-house-acquired pressure ulcer program, as well as participating in her company’s community restraint-free initiative. Disclosure: Jennifer Eubanks, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Instructor: Lynda Welch, RN

Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical nursing consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long term care, combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective, evidence-based opinion related to relevant standards of care.

 Disclosure: Lynda Welch, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level General Staff.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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