Interprofessional Case: Theo, an Older Adult With Burns and Smoke Inhalation Injuries - RD60239

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:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.50 CPEU)

Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00


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.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists, dietitians, laboratory professionals, nurses, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3060, 5010, 5140, 5330 and performance indicators of 2.2.1, 2.2.3, 2.2.5, 4.1.4. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 12/22/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/7/2020
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.


For Florida professionals:

If this course is approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, this course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Renee A - Chesapeake, VA  ·  Dec 11, 2019
great insight on members of the team
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Carolyn M - Norfolk, VA  ·  Nov 29, 2019
Lots of typos. Disagree with some information provided.
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Christina M - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  Oct 29, 2019
Provides a thorough overview of the interdisciplinary roles in treating burns/inhalation injuries.
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Heidi U - Williamsburg, VA  ·  Oct 02, 2019
It was helpful as a new ICU team member in how to collaborate with other interdisciplinary team members
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Sarah G - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  Aug 05, 2019
Presented new content
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Price: $30.00
CE-PRO Price: $15.00