Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 3rd edition

About the Course:
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a continuing education course designed to provide current information on COPD patients and pulmonary rehabilitation. Key topics in this course include:  goals of pulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation program and setting, admission criteria, initial patient evaluation, exercise testing, 6-minute walk test, breathing techniques and chest physical therapy, psychosocial measures, nutritional interventions, collaborative self-management and patient centered, cross-continuum disease management. Pre- and post tests are provided for outcome assessment. A list of current references is available for further reading.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Define pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Describe the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Describe the various settings and healthcare staff at pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
  • Outline the initial assessment of a candidate for pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Identify the components of a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
  • Describe the collaborative self-management skills offered during a pulmonary rehabilitation program.

About the Author:
Author of the third edition: David Chang, EdD, RRT-NPS
, is a professor of cardiorespiratory care at the University of South  Alabama, Mobile. He has served on many committees and in many capacities at the American Association for Respiratory Care, National Board for respiratory Care, and Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Dr. Chang’s special interest is research and mechanical ventilation. He has published five textbooks and developed an open-source website (http://rtexam.com/) for students and practitioners. In his spare time, Dr. Chang conducts training sessions for students and educators at the state, national, and international levels.

Author of the second edition: Eileen S. O’Neill, PhD, RN Eileen S. O’Neill, PhD, RN, is professor emeritus at the College of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her areas of expertise are pathophysiology advanced practice nursing and nursing inquiry. Her clinical practice area is care of the adult patient. Dr. O’Neill’s research program centers on clinical and patient decision making, including the role of technology in improving patient care. She has been published in several leading nursing journals.

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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