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|Description - |
|Introduction to rehabilitative respiratory care. Discussion of respiratory therapy procedures and equipment used in the treatment of home care patients. Intended for students in the Respiratory Therapy Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- write a patient care plan for a respiratory patient.
- create a lesson plan appropriate for patient education.
- design a basic respiratory rehabilitation program.
- discuss the negative affects of smoking and the benefits quitting.
- create a discharge plan for a respiratory patient.
- state indications for the use of home oxygen therapy.
- compare and contrast home positive pressure ventilators, negative pressure ventilators and ICU style positive pressure ventilator.
- state set-up, maintenance, troubleshooting and aseptic procedures for home care equipment.
- discuss the importance of proper nutrition and ways to improve the home care patients eating habits.
- discuss psychosocial, ethical, compliance, and age related issues as they apply to home care patients.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|CPAP generators and associated patient attachment devices. Oxygen therapy equipment. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Patient Care Plans
- Purpose of plan
- Format of plan
- Patient assessment techniques
- How to utilize patient care plans
- Lesson Plans
- Purpose of plan
- Format of plan
- Special considerations for respiratory patients
- Introduction to teaching techniques
- Rehabilitation Programs
- Benefits of rehabilitation programs
- Components of program
- Personnel required
- Equipment and facilities required
- Educational component
- Assessments and goal setting
- Out patient vs in patient programs
- Smoking Cessation
- Hazards of smoking
- Benefits of quitting
- Role of Respiratory Therapist in Smoking Cessation Programs
- Coping strategies
- How to promote success
- Discharge Planning
- Importance of plan
- Components of plan
- Members of planning team
- Role of home care company in discharge planning
- Home Oxygen Therapy
- Supply systems
- Administration devices
- Oxygen conserving devices
- Medicare reimbursement requirements
- Home evaluation
- Benefits of home oxygen therapy
- Home Mechanical Ventilation
- Positive pressure machines
- Negative pressure devices
- Positive pressure machines vs negative pressure devices
- Home ventilation vs ICU mechanical ventilation
- Benefits of home mechanical ventilation
- Additional Home Respiratory Equipment
- Apnea Monitors
- Peak flow meters
- Small volume nebulizers
- Large volume nebulizers
- Causes of malnutrition
- Problems associated with malnutrition
- Fluid needs
- Methods to improve appetite
- Foods to avoid
- Special diets
- Other Considerations for Home Care Patients
- Aseptic technique
- Home environment evaluations
- Patient compliance issues
- Elderly patients
- Pediatric patients
- Psychosocial issues
- Ethical issues.
|Methods of Evaluation - |
|Based on quizzes, written papers, midterm and final exam. |
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Hodgkin, J. Pulmonary Rehabilitation; Guidelines to Success 4th ed. Mosby, 2008, ISBN; 978-0323045490. |
|Disciplines - |
|Respiratory Therapy |
|Method of Instruction - |
|Lab Content - |
|Not applicable. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
|Assigned readings from textbook, approximately one chapter per week. |