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Rehabilitation Nursing for Pulmonary Conditions

presented by Cheryl Lehman, PhD, RN, CRRN

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Financial: Cheryl Lehman receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Cheryl Lehman has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course is part of our CRRN(R) Prep-Program. Learn more about the full prep-program here: MedBridge CRRN(R) Prep-Program.

Pulmonary rehabilitation can be practiced in a variety of settings such as the acute care hospital, the inpatient rehabilitation facility, and in the home setting. This course offers the learner an overview of the pulmonary rehabilitation program and the diseases frequently seen for pulmonary rehabilitation. The role of the rehabilitation nurse in pulmonary rehabilitation will be stressed.

CRRN(R) is a registered trademark of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

Meet Your Instructor

Cheryl Lehman, PhD, RN, CRRN

Dr. Cheryl Lehman has been a registered nurse since graduating from the Decatur Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1978. Since that time, she earned a BSN from Maryville University-St. Louis in 1990; an MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston in the Clinical Nurse Specialist role…

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1. Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Indications and Programs

This chapter reviews the background, indications, and specific activities of a pulmonary rehabilitation program. The benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation will be discussed in regard to preventing the causes of disability associated with pulmonary disease.

2. Disease Conditions Requiring Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This chapter reviews disease conditions requiring pulmonary rehabilitation, including conditions such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, and cystic fibrosis. The relatively recent indications for pulmonary rehabilitation in more atypical rehabilitation conditions such as lung cancer, lung transplant, obesity, sleep apnea, and ventilator dependency will be included.

3. The Role of the Rehabilitation Nurse in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The rehabilitation nurse’s role in caring for patients with respiratory disorders is essential to promote positive patient outcomes. This chapter reviews the role of the rehabilitation nurse on the pulmonary rehabilitation team, and addresses appropriate nursing interventions for the pulmonary rehabilitation patient.

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