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Navigate Respiratory Care: Special Topics & Specialties
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Author(s): Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN-13: 9781449679699
  • Navigate Course     pages      © 2014
    Access Code Subscription Length: 365 Days
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A New Paradigm for Respiratory Care Education

Navigate Respiratory Care is a comprehensive, online 10-course curriculum that uniquely prepares students for a rewarding career as a Respiratory Therapist. Learn more about all 10 courses.

Navigate Respiratory Care: Special Topics & Specialties is one of the 10 online courses in the Navigate Respiratory Care curriculum. This course covers topics that the respiratory therapist will use throughout his or her career. Ethical and legal considerations will play a role in how the therapist handles patients and interacts with the healthcare team. The special topics are nutritional support, exercise for the respiratory patient, disaster management, home care, polysomnography, basic life support, ACLS, care of the elderly, end-of-life care, communication skills, the career of respiratory therapy, and the evolving role of the respiratory therapist.

Course Features

  • Course objectives align to the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) matrix for the new Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Examination certification exams
  • Authoritative and interactive content is instructionally designed using best practices from Bloom’s Taxonomy and adult learning theory with a focus on developing cognitive intelligence and practical skills needed for success in clinical practice
  • Student assessments, interactive activities, and remediation help improve outcomes
  • Course management tools help instructors save time and monitor student progress


  • Easily adaptable for instructor-led courses taught on-ground, online, or in hybrid formats
  • Each course can be adopted independently, or adopted as a complete curriculum solution
  • All courseware can be used with or without an optional print textbook, depending on course needs
  • Improve institutional retention, persistence, and student outcomes at less cost than with traditional textbook models

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Course Content Includes:

  • Interactive Lectures w/Audio
  • Correlation Matrix
  • Interactive Practice Activities
  • Practice Quizzes
  • Lesson Case Study
  • Discussion Questions
  • Lesson Assignment
  • Icons to highlight important information – infection control, safety, caution, legal and ethical
  • Lesson Summary

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the foundations of ethical thinking and understand the role the therapist may have in committee participation.
  2. Explain the role of nutrition support, assessment, and education in respiratory therapy.
  3. Relate cardiopulmonary exercise to the patient’s capabilities and to assessments made during exercise.
  4. Define pulmonary rehabilitation and the therapist’s role in providing and monitoring it.
  5. Understand home care and the equipment and procedures needed.
  6. Describe polysomnography and normal and disturbed sleep and how abnormalities are treated.
  7. Identify the issues related to basic life support and resuscitation techniques.
  8. Discuss the transition from basic life support to advanced cardiac life support.
  9. Understand the role of the respiratory therapist in disaster management.
  10. Describe care of the elderly and conditions and diseases prevalent in this population.
  11. Understand ethical concerns of end-of-life care and identify the nature of palliative care.
  12. Recognize the importance of communication skills and how to put them into practice.
  13. Explain legal issues as they apply to healthcare workers.
  14. List credentials available to respiratory therapists and understand the careers and support organizations available to respiratory therapists.
  15. Describe the evolving role of the respiratory therapist and the expansion of duties.

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