Palliative Care for the Pulmonary Patient - RD782

Palliative Care for the Pulmonary Patient

by Kristen Szymonik, BS, RRT, AE-C
(4.6 / 12 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


Patients with chronic, progressive pulmonary diseases are a challenging patient population, as they often present with unrelieved symptoms that affect their quality of life. Palliative care is no longer considered end-of-life care. This comprehensive care is now offered to patients with chronic, progressive illnesses and diseases early in the disease process, thereby offering these patients a higher level of care and a better quality of life. An interdisciplinary approach to palliative care is essential to the successful treatment of these chronic pulmonary patients. 


The goal of this continuing education program is to educate clinicians on the medical, psychosocial, and interpersonal needs of the pulmonary palliative care patient. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss four interventions that help improve the quality of life for the pulmonary palliative care patient
  • Identify the key members of the interprofessional palliative care team and define their roles
  • Explain the significance of early palliative care implementation

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including respiratory therapists, audiologists, dietitians/nutritionists, nurses, pharmacists, and speech-language pathologists .
Dietitians/nutritionists: 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 x course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3020, 5330, 5430, 5440 and performance indicators of 2.2.4, 2.3.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 7/22/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/22/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/22/2022

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:

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Pamela G - St. Petersburg, FL  ·  Oct 30, 2019
Covers all aspects of palliative care
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Karon S - Honesdale, PA  ·  Aug 08, 2019
To the point, but more information regarding specific questions on the test should be given
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00