Palliative Care for the Pulmonary Patient - SLPA0782

Palliative Care for the Pulmonary Patient

by Kristen Szymonik, BS, RRT, AE-C
(4.9 / 7 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

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 .
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists: 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.
If you wish to earn ASHA CEUs, you must enter an ASHA Member Number as one of the licenses in your user profile. If you do not yet have an ASHA Member Number, please enter one anyway.  Please use “11111111” in the license number field and any date in the Date Issued and Date Expires fields. You can edit the license information later after you are issued your member number.
Remember, ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively, so it is very important that you follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs. If you have any questions, contact or 800-866-0919. Only those participants who follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs will have their course information submitted to the ASHA CE Registry.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).
Kristen Szymonik, BS, RRT, AE-C, is an experienced registered respiratory therapist, respiratory educator, and medical writer and editor. She is a certified asthma educator.
Disclosure: Ms. Szymonik has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity. 

Course Originally Released on: 7/22/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 7/22/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/31/2022

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.

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Casey F - Plant City, FL  ·  Dec 16, 2019
very informative course
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Melissa M - Tarpon Springs, FL  ·  Nov 18, 2019
the course provided helpful information
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Christa R - Cape Coral, FL  ·  Sep 22, 2019
Very informative about the COPD patient and how to treat them.
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00