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. 

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Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 

  1. Review the steps for setting up oxygen therapy.
  2. Demonstrate the set up of a CPAP.
  3. State the steps in the administration of a nebulized medication.


Chapter 1: The Respiratory System

  • Upper Respiratory System
  • Lower Respiratory System
  • How the Respiratory System Works

Chapter 2:  Signs of Respiratory Distress

  • Detecting Low Oxygen Levels-Pulse Oximeters

Chapter 3: Inhalers and Nebulizers

  • Pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs)
  • Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs)
  • Nebulizers
  • Nose Drops

Chapter 4: Oxygen Therapies

  • O2 via a Wall System
  • O2 via a Tank
  • O2 via a Portable System

Chapter 5: CPAP Therapies

Price: $10.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Capra Garrison

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.

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Course Accreditation

Provider approved by the California Department of Public Health, Nurse Aide Certification (NAC) #: 7046.  This document must be retained by the certified nurse assistant for a period of four years after the course completion. Provider approved by the Florida and Wyoming Boards of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.

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