Basic Respiratory Care Pharmacology, 3rd Edition


About the Course
Healthcare professionals have an important responsibility in caring for patients receiving respiratory medications. This advanced-level course is designed for respiratory therapists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who care for individuals receiving medication for respiratory conditions. The course presents the essential concepts of pharmacology related to respiratory care, including anatomy and physiology of body systems and is designed to refresh the knowledge required for safe and effective administration of therapeutic drugs, including the indications and contraindications associated with drug therapy and educate on newly released medications.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss general pharmacological principles.
  • Describe currently used adrenergic and anticholinergic bronchodilators and their modes of action.
  • Describe currently used anti-inflammatory agents and their modes of action.
  • Describe currently used mucolytic, anti-infective, and surfactant agents and their modes of action.
  • Identify currently used vasoconstrictive and vasodilatory agents and their modes of action.
About the Author
Robert Seifrit, MS, MPH, RRT-NPS, ACCS, CPFT, AE-C, is an adjunct faculty professor for the Cardiopulmonary Sciences Baccalaureate degree program at Florida Southwestern State College. Mr. Seifrit has an Associate degree in Applied Science with an emphasis in respiratory care and received his certification of specialization in respiratory therapy from Reading Area Community College. He attended Excelsior College in Albany, New York, where he earned a Bachelor of Health Science degree with an emphasis in public health from George Washington School of Public Health. Mr. Seifrit is certified as an adult critical care specialist, a neonatal-pediatric specialist, a certified pulmonary function technologist, and a certified asthma educator. He currently works as an education specialist in the Chronic Lung Disease Management Department of a large healthcare system.
How to receive credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
  • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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Disclaimer: The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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