Respiratory Therapy: Infectious Diseases Related to Domestic and International Travel
16.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
This intermediate course is designed for respiratory therapists who may encounter infectious diseases related to domestic and international travel. It begins with a discussion of human migration and the spread of diseases, including contributing factors to the spread of infectious diseases. The course then focuses on specific bacterial, viral, fungal, helminth, and other types of infections and diseases, including causes, transmission, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control that may affect travelers.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Explain the contributing factors to the spread of infectious diseases related to travel, natural disasters, and zoonoses.
  • Identify the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of bacterial diseases.
  • Identify the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of helminthic infections.
  • Discuss the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of protozoan pathogens.
  • Discuss the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of viral pathogens.
  • Discuss the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of fungal pathogens.

About the Author:
Aimee D. Green, MAOM, BA, RRT, RCP has more than 15 years of clinical experience with respiratory patients. She is currently the director of clinical education and a respiratory care instructor at Missouri State University in West Plains. Aimee has an associate of applied science degree in respiratory therapy from Sanford-Brown College in Kansas City, Missouri, a Bachelor of Arts degree in healthcare management from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas, and a Master of Arts degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. She is currently attending Missouri State University to receive her Master of Science degree in public health. Aimee has a wide range of experience in sleep medicine therapies, home care, adult and pediatric airway management, conflict management, educational course development, and more.
 
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.
Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
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Infectious Diseases Related to Domestic and International Travel

16.00
About the Course:
This intermediate course is designed for respiratory therapists who may encounter infectious diseases related to domestic and international travel. It begins with a discussion of human migration and the spread of diseases, including contributing factors to the spread of infectious diseases. The course then focuses on specific bacterial, viral, fungal, helminth, and other types of infections and diseases, including causes, transmission, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control that may affect travelers.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Explain the contributing factors to the spread of infectious diseases related to travel, natural disasters, and zoonoses.
  • Identify the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of bacterial diseases.
  • Identify the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of helminthic infections.
  • Discuss the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of protozoan pathogens.
  • Discuss the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of viral pathogens.
  • Discuss the cause, epidemiology, transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment, and approaches to prevention and control of fungal pathogens.

About the Author:
Aimee D. Green, MAOM, BA, RRT, RCP has more than 15 years of clinical experience with respiratory patients. She is currently the director of clinical education and a respiratory care instructor at Missouri State University in West Plains. Aimee has an associate of applied science degree in respiratory therapy from Sanford-Brown College in Kansas City, Missouri, a Bachelor of Arts degree in healthcare management from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas, and a Master of Arts degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. She is currently attending Missouri State University to receive her Master of Science degree in public health. Aimee has a wide range of experience in sleep medicine therapies, home care, adult and pediatric airway management, conflict management, educational course development, and more.
 
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.
Disclosures
Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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.

©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.