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Bryan Beatty

RRT, CPFT

Bryan Beatty, RRT, CPFT is the clinical program manager at the University of Louisville, Pulmonary Division. He is a clinical researcher and a respiratory therapist, managing a full-service pulmonary function lab and occupational health program. He has been involved in research and education for 35 years. He has been a long-standing American Lung Association volunteer, serving as a chairperson for the Regional Leadership Council and chairperson for the Annual Pulmonary Symposium. He has served on the advisory board of both St Catherine College and Jefferson Community College. He received his AS in Respiratory Care at Jefferson Community College and attended University of Louisville for his BS in Healthcare Occupation Education. He routinely presents at the local colleges for respiratory care, Kentucky Society of Respiratory Care, and the American Association of Respiratory Care. He has had publications in peer-reviewed journals and the American Thoracic Society.

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Fundamentals of Oxygen Safety and Management in Home Care and Hospice

Presented by Bryan Beatty, RRT, CPFT

Fundamentals of Oxygen Safety and Management in Home Care and Hospice

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Video Runtime: 28 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 12 Minutes

Oxygen therapy is frequently prescribed for patients in home care and hospice. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines oxygen as a drug and therefore requires a prescription for its administration. The most frequent use of oxygen is for treatment of dyspnea in older adults with chronic obstructive and restrictive pulmonary disease. In 1995, the number of people using long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) was estimated to be 800,000, at a cost of $1.1 billion. In 2011, CMS implemented a competitive bidding process to reduce the cost of oxygen therapy. This policy change was effective in lowering cost but limited the availability of certain modalities. Despite a growing number of people diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary Disease (COPD), the cost has still risen, but only to $1.4 billion. This foundational course will address care and management of patients receiving oxygen therapy at home and the related safety considerations. Home care and hospice are physician-directed models of care. Like all aspects of Medicare, there are specific coverage guidelines and criteria for LTOT. Indications for usage, goals of therapy, delivery methods, safety concerns, and oxygen's use in home environments of care will be addressed. A patient case scenario with best practices will be used to illustrate care and management of a patient with COPD. This course is directed toward those practicing in-home care and hospice at home. It is interdisciplinary--intended for nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, and speech-language pathologists.

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Fundamentals of Oxygen Safety and Management in Health Care Facilities

Presented by Bryan Beatty, RRT, CPFT

Fundamentals of Oxygen Safety and Management in Health Care Facilities

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Video Runtime: 18 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 12 Minutes

Oxygen is a commonly used therapy for patients suffering from hypoxemia. Because it is considered a therapy, a specific order needs to be in place to legally and effectively use it. This course will provide an overview of oxygen safety and management in a health care facility. Understanding the type of respiratory failure (type I or II) that is to be treated is essential. This course will address the evaluation of the patient needing oxygen therapy, how to determine the correct method of delivery, the benefits and risks of administering oxygen therapy, and finally the ongoing care of the patient receiving oxygen therapy. This course is also directed toward those practicing in long-term care, rehabilitation, and acute care facilities. It reaches across many disciplines and would be appropriate for nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, and speech-language pathologists.

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