Pneumonia and Bronchitis 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 is 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.

$20.00

Hours: 0.75
REL-SRC-0-PBM-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

0.7 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.70 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.75 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-PBM-V2
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2021
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:
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Learning Objectives

Section 2: Respiratory Basics
The Respiratory System
Respiratory System Disorders

Section 3: Pneumonia Classifications and Assessment
Classifications of Pneumonia
Let’s Review
Pathophysiology of Pneumonia
Review
Clinical Manifestations
Let’s Review
Assessment
Let’s Review
Summary

Section 4: Pneumonia Management and Prevention
Preventing Hospital Readmissions
Let’s Review
Management
Let’s Review
Nursing Care
Let’s Review
Prevention
Let’s Review
Summary

Section 5: Acute Bronchitis
Overview of Acute Bronchitis
Summary

Section 6: Conclusion
Course Summary
Congratulations!
Course Contributor
References

Instructor: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA
Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has worked in long-term care for 20 years. Mrs. Swann has worked in many positions including Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator and Nursing Home Administrator. Cheryl is certified in both Gerontological nursing and wound care. 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 as an intermediary between long-term care facilities and doctors. Mrs. Swann worked closely with federal monitors and the Office of Inspector General in developing an effective Continuous Quality Improvement and compliance program in her organization. Mrs. Swann has presented nationally regarding effective Quality Assurance, Restraint Reduction, Wound Prevention, CMS Five Star Quality Rating System and Developing a Corporate Compliance Program. Her expertise includes staff training and development, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiatives, and policy development.  Disclosure: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA 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 Direct Care Workers; entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Home Health, Long-term Care, Residential Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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Accommodations
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