Contemporary Practice in Secretion Clearance and Hyperinflation

9.95
Online
Elective
About the Course:

This advanced- level course is designed for respiratory therapists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. This course highlights the importance of maximizing clinical tools to optimize patient outcomes in hyperinflation therapy and airway clearance techniques.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the physiology of airway mucus clearance, including normal function and the mechanisms and impact of impaired function.
  • Understand the indications for airway clearance therapy and list the techniques and methods used in clinical practice.
  • Understand hyperinflation, or volume expansion therapy, and describe both spontaneous and mechanically assisted techniques and methods.
About the Author: 
Brian Parker, MPH, RRT-NPS, RHDS

Brian Parker, MPH, RRT-NPS, RHDS, has been a practicing respiratory therapist since 1964. His background includes clinical assignments in routine care and critical care, as well as in education, management, and marketing. His clinical assignments have included patients at high risk (organ transplant, burns, trauma) who require strict adherence to infection control principles. Mr. Parker’s clinical education assignments included departmental management responsibilities for infection control and quality assurance at a large university-affiliated medical  center. Additionally, he has held faculty posts with numerous respiratory care programs, where he was responsible for the didactic presentation of evolving infection control methods, along with clinical presentation and evaluation of  student implementation of those methods. He has taught respiratory care courses for 15 years. Brian has also conducted laboratory exercises for respiratory care students annually in preparation for their introduction to clinical experience. His education has included graduate-level course work in epidemiology, statistics, and microbiology that all contribute to content knowledge and have enriched his practice knowledge in professional respiratory care.

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Contemporary Practice in Secretion Clearance and Hyperinflation

9.95
About the Course:

This advanced- level course is designed for respiratory therapists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. This course highlights the importance of maximizing clinical tools to optimize patient outcomes in hyperinflation therapy and airway clearance techniques.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the physiology of airway mucus clearance, including normal function and the mechanisms and impact of impaired function.
  • Understand the indications for airway clearance therapy and list the techniques and methods used in clinical practice.
  • Understand hyperinflation, or volume expansion therapy, and describe both spontaneous and mechanically assisted techniques and methods.
About the Author: 
Brian Parker, MPH, RRT-NPS, RHDS

Brian Parker, MPH, RRT-NPS, RHDS, has been a practicing respiratory therapist since 1964. His background includes clinical assignments in routine care and critical care, as well as in education, management, and marketing. His clinical assignments have included patients at high risk (organ transplant, burns, trauma) who require strict adherence to infection control principles. Mr. Parker’s clinical education assignments included departmental management responsibilities for infection control and quality assurance at a large university-affiliated medical  center. Additionally, he has held faculty posts with numerous respiratory care programs, where he was responsible for the didactic presentation of evolving infection control methods, along with clinical presentation and evaluation of  student implementation of those methods. He has taught respiratory care courses for 15 years. Brian has also conducted laboratory exercises for respiratory care students annually in preparation for their introduction to clinical experience. His education has included graduate-level course work in epidemiology, statistics, and microbiology that all contribute to content knowledge and have enriched his practice knowledge in professional respiratory care.