West Bridgewater, MA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
Respiratory Care Education Consulting Services (RCECS), one of the nation’s most cost-effective quality continuing education providers for respiratory therapists – is proud to celebrate National Respiratory Care Week by offering a Free continuing education course with the purchase of another course to all respiratory therapists!
National Respiratory Care Week 2012 (October 21-27) is an annual event sponsored by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) that recognizes the work of respiratory therapists (RTs) and the importance of lung health. During Respiratory Care Week, RTs from all over the country come together to celebrate RTs for their contributions, motivate patients and their families in their battles against lung disease, and educate the community about diseases like COPD and asthma. Another important component of Respiratory Care Week is learning and enhancing professional skills with new resources, and with this in mind, RCECS is offering an AARC-approved course on Passy-Muir Tracheal and Ventilator Speaking Valves (2 CRCE hours) to respiratory therapists for Free with purchase during Respiratory Care Week!
The course outlines the utilization, benefits, indications, contraindications, warnings, assessment guidelines and protocols associated with speaking valves for patients with tracheostomies. Patients with complicated medical diagnoses who are unable to maintain a patent airway may require a life-sustaining tracheostomy tube. The need for an artificial airway and the loss of the ability to communicate are major sources of stress and anxiety to these patients. A speaking valve can be a very beneficial part of the overall therapeutic regimen of care for these patients. Patients who utilize a speaking valve often report that restored interpersonal communication is important in their recovery process, as it restores a sense of confidence, motivation, and personal dignity.
David Muir, inventor of the Passy-Muir Speaking Valves, got the idea to restore his speech while he was being mechanically ventilated via a tracheostomy tube with the classic intermittent mandatory ventilation (IMV) one-way valve. His invention has made an enormous impact to the profession of respiratory care and the patients it serves. David Chang, EdD, RRT, Educational Planner for Respiratory Therapy at RCECS, said “This course is especially fitting for Respiratory Care Week, because David Muir’s creativity and contribution are truly an inspiration to all respiratory therapists.”
Respiratory therapists can download the free 2-hour course Passy-Muir Tracheal and Ventilator Speaking Valves anytime between October 21 and October 27 by simply using code RCCELEBRATE at checkout. This promotional code will take 20% off their entire purchase plus add the course into their library for FREE!
About Respiratory Care Educational Consulting Services (RCECS)
For 30 years, RCECS has been providing high-quality continuing education courses that specialize in topics relating to the care of the pulmonary patient.
Since 1982, more than 100,000 healthcare professionals nationwide have enjoyed our informative, practical, and easy-to-use educational materials. We offer a wide range of courses designed especially for respiratory therapists.
The mission of RCECS Home Study is to promote public health by providing healthcare practitioners with structured home study continuing education and educational resources for advancing post-graduate knowledge and life-long professional proficiency.
Our respiratory home study and respiratory online courses have been approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC Provider # 9346916) for Respiratory Continuing Education Category I credit in Canada and all states that currently have mandatory CE requirements and meet the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) continuing competency program requirements. Click here for more details.
Call your local hospital and ask for the Director of Respiratory Care. They can tell you more about lung disease and the work of the respiratory therapist.
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