Interprofessional Case: Theo, an Older Adult With Burns and Smoke Inhalation Injuries - RT60239I

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
(4.5 / 21 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.50 Contact Hr)

Price: $16.00
CE-PRO Price: $8.00


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.
This program has been approved for 1.5 contact hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 4/5/2020 to 4/5/2021.
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 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. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.


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Shannon K - Bakersfield, CA  ·  May 27, 2020
this course contained the appropriate amount of material
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Cathy R - Springtown, TX  ·  May 23, 2020
excellent coarse I highly recommend
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Jennifer I - Fort Worth, TX  ·  May 23, 2020
this was very educational
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Paige T - St. Petersburg , FL  ·  May 22, 2020
this was interesting
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Aaron R - Leonardtown, MD  ·  May 21, 2020
this course has great information
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Price: $16.00
CE-PRO Price: $8.00