This module provides nurse aides with a review of the respiratory system and how it functions normally. It includes an overview of the common cold, the flu, allergies, sinus infections, pneumonia, asthma, and COPD. Caregivers will learn how smoking affects the respiratory system and how they can help prevent and/or support their clients' respiratory conditions.
Describe the basic structures and function of the respiratory system.
Compare the common cold and the flu and explain how to help clients recover.
Help the client identify and avoid triggers that worsen allergies and asthma.
Identify and report early warning signs of pneumonia so treatment can be started.
Plan a care routine for COPD sufferers that conserves energy and maximizes independence.
Explain how smoking damages the respiratory system.
Course Length: 1 hour(s)
Audience: Home Health Aide; Hospice Aide; Nurse Assistant - CNA; Personal Care Aide
CE Credit: 1 hour(s)
CE Approval Statement: In the Know is an approved provider of online CNA continuing education in 49 states. (Exception: The state of Delaware provides free continuing education to all Delaware CNAs.)
Disclosures: The authors, planners and reviewers of this educational activity declare no conflicts of interest with this activity. There are no commercial interests or sponsorships related to this educational activity.