Pulmonary Rehabilitation, 4th edition

About the Course
This intermediate-level course provides updated information about pulmonary rehabilitation for respiratory therapists. The course defines pulmonary rehabilitation, describes its benefits, and outlines the initial patient assessment. The components of a typical program are also discussed. This course is relevant to all respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals who have contact with patients who have chronic lung disease, whether in hospital or community settings. The reader is encouraged to use the Resources section of this course book to gain further knowledge of pulmonary rehabilitation.

Learning Outcomes
  • 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
Virginia Holmgren, BSN, RN, BSRC, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, is a critical care registered nurse and registered respiratory therapist in Boise, Idaho. Her pulmonary rehabilitation background includes COPD education and clinical practice spanning all ages from neonatal to geriatrics. She has more than 10 years of pulmonary experience and has held numerous positions including clinical preceptor at Boise State University and critical care transport for the U.S. Air Force.
How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% 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.

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
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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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