Interprofessional Case: Theo, an Older Adult With Burns and Smoke Inhalation Injuries - 384-002-20

Interprofessional Case: Theo, an Older Adult With Burns and Smoke Inhalation Injuries

by Michel D. Harris, MS, RD, LDN, CDE and Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP and Rebecca Austere-Blanton, PT, DPT, GCS and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) and Abigail Butts, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN and Britney Nash, MS OT
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This course is credentialed for:
Laboratory (1.50 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


When a patient with complex chronic and acute medical needs is admitted to the hospital, an interprofessional team of highly trained professionals swings into action. This module highlights the distinctive and overlapping roles and actions of practitioners from nursing, dietetics, respiratory therapy, clinical laboratory technology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy as they work together to care for Theo, an older adult who is suffering from adjustment to recent losses as well as an acute burn injury with thermal airway injuries brought on by smoke inhalation.


The content in this course is applicable to nurses, laboratory technicians, occupational, respiratory, and physical therapists along with nutrition professionals.
The goal of this interprofessional continuing education module is to provide an overview of the roles and interactions among a nurse, dietitian, clinical lab technician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and respiratory therapist as they address the complex needs of an older adult who has burn and thermal airway injuries. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the distinct and interactive roles of nurses and occupational, physical and respiratory therapists, dietitians, and clinical laboratory technicians who work in concert to address the post-acute needs of an older adult patient who has chronic and acute health needs.
  • Articulate typical assessment and intervention approaches used with a frail older adult who has burn injuries.
  • Explain how the roles and functions of an interprofessional healthcare team complement one another, requiring interprofessional communication and coordination of services.
Relias LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program (provider #384).
384-002-20  "Interprofessional Case: Theo, an Older Adult With Burns and Smoke Inhalation Injuries" is approved 03/30/2020 to 03/30/2020.
Relias LLC is also approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 12/22/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/10/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/31/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Very informative. I thoroughly enjoyed the content.
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Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50