As reported by the CDC, chronic lower respiratory disease and respiratory infections are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the elderly, and perhaps unsurprisingly, provisional data indicates COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in 2020. Given the nature of the population served, coupled with an ongoing pandemic, it’s highly likely your facility provides a fair share of respiratory-related care and services.  Accordingly, efforts should be made to ensure such care is provided consistent with professional standards of practice and regulatory requirements. From Metered-Dose Inhalers to Mechanical Ventilation, policies and procedures, assessment and documentation practices, care planning, and reimbursement implications can be daunting; currently demonstrated by 365 citations nationally at F695 – Respiratory Care for FY2021.

Would your team benefit from advancing skills and facility systems related to respiratory care and services? Join Proactive Medical Review on May 18th or 19th for Breathe Easy! Respiratory Care & Services. This session will review regulatory requirements and best practices for the provision of respiratory care and services including oxygen therapy, tracheostomy and ventilator care, and MDI and nebulizer administration. We will focus on critical nursing assessment and documentation principles to apply in your daily practical operations to promote resident well-being and minimize potential risks.

This is the fifth session of a 12 -month webinar series: Standards of Care: Driving LTC Clinical Quality. Each session focuses on nursing facility systems of care and managing common conditions treated in the LTC setting and addresses standards of care, staff training/competency focus areas, critical nursing assessment/ documentation principles, care planning guidance, recommended QA activities, and practical daily operations guidance with extensive use of case examples. Recordings of live sessions are included with the webinar purchase.


Upcoming Webinar: Breathe Easy — Respiratory Care and Services

Meet standards for respiratory care programming including oxygen therapy, tracheostomy and ventilator care, and MDI and nebulizer administration.


Blog by Eleisha Wilkes, RN, RAC-CTA, RAC-CT, DNS-CT, Proactive Medical Review

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