Palliative Care for the Pulmonary Patient - RT782

Palliative Care for the Pulmonary Patient

by Kristen Szymonik, BS, RRT, AE-C
(4.7 / 84 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


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 .
Respiratory therapists: 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.
This program has been approved for 1 contact hour 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 10/1/2019 to 10/1/2020.
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: 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. 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.


For Florida professionals:

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VIRGINIA T - Lawrenceville, GA  ·  Feb 26, 2020
Very informative and easily understood.
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Carlos L - Sahuarita, AZ  ·  Feb 25, 2020
This course is helpful in understanding plans of care for patients as they get closer to death.
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Jennifer M - Concord, CA  ·  Feb 02, 2020
very informative, and thought provoking. worth my time for sure
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Jonas M - Union City, CA  ·  Jan 26, 2020
I am able to effectively address some questions better from palliative care patient.
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Celso M - san jose, CA  ·  Jan 07, 2020
great test. very informative
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00