Managing Respiratory Diseases
Objectives: Identify the components of the respiratory system. Describe common respiratory diseases and conditions. Determine significant changes in the condition of a client with a respiratory condition. Explain how to assist a client with a respiratory condition to perform ADLs. Describe common medications and medical devices used by clients with respiratory conditions.
Description: This class teaches caregivers the components of the respiratory system and common respiratory conditions that affect older adults. Caregivers will learn the symptoms of respiratory diseases, and how to observe and report changes in a client’s condition. Caregivers will also learn how to assist clients with respiratory conditions with activities of daily living.