The respiratory system is composed of lungs and the airway and is involved in two main functions: supplying oxygen to all parts of the body and expelling carbon dioxide from the body. Any complication or disease of the respiratory system can be life-threatening as it may disrupt the normal breathing in a patient. The CNA should be able to identify any respiratory complications in a patient. Therefore, the purpose of inservice is to inform and educate nurse aides on the signs and symptoms of some common respiratory disorders
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
State the components of the upper and lower respiratory tracts.
Describe how the respiratory system works.
Define & state 3 symptoms of tuberculosis.
Describe proper donning and doffing of PPE.
State 3 breathing techniques that can be utilized in patient care.
Chapter 1: The Respiratory System
The Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract
How the Respiratory System Works
Chapter 2: Respiratory Tract Issues
Upper Respiratory Infections
Lower Respiratory Infections
Chapter 3: Lung Disorders
Common Symptoms of Respiratory Issues
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chapter 4: Caring for Patients with Respiratory Problems
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.
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 Board of Nursing-Certified Nursing Assistants, CE Broker Provider #: 50-13256.