Many changes have occurred within the Long-Term Care setting. Nurses are now providing care to higher acuity residents, with many of the residents requiring thorough and accurate respiratory assessment as well as the provision of respiratory treatments. Being familiar with all aspects of respiratory therapy has become essential to nurses in the skilled nursing, long term care and post-acute care settings. Respiratory services may include coughing, deep breathing, nebulizers, inhalers and medication administration.
Competency will be established by documentation that the nurse successfully completed education with exam scores of 80% or higher and possess the skills to provide respiratory treatments by demonstrating the skill with an employer preceptor utilizing the skills competency checklists provided in the last chapter of this course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
Chapter 1: Changes in the Elderly
Chapter 2: Assessment
Chapter 3: Treatment Regimens
Carol Knauff, MSN, RN, CCRN is a Registered since 1978. Carol is currently the Patient Care Manager for St. Luke’s Endoscopy Center- Buxmont in Sellersville PA. Areas of expertise include: critical care, gastroenterology, diabetes care and gerontology nursing. She is active in bedside nursing, administrative and education roles. She has been active faculty for multiple universities and private nursing education companies.Read Full Bio