Respiratory Care for Unlicensed Assistive Personnel - Online Inservice
Healthcare unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) are utilized to provide hands-on assistance with activities of daily living to individuals in homes, assisted living programs, residential care facilities, and many private non-medical institutions, across the United States. These staff members should have a basic understanding of our respiratory system and the types of therapies used in the treatment of respiratory disorders and symptoms. This course will review the normal respiratory system, signs of respiratory distress, use of a pulse oximeter, inhalers, nebulizers, oxygen administration, and CPAP set up.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Review the steps for setting up oxygen therapy.
Demonstrate the set up of a CPAP.
State the steps in the administration of a nebulized medication.
Capra Garrison, Registered Nurse, has more than 33 years of experience in infusion therapy and the instruction of licensed nurses in infusion therapy continuing education. Her experience comes from multiple infusion settings: acute care, ambulatory infusion centers, home infusion, long term care continuing education provider, and long term care pharmacy quality assurance consultant.