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Disaster preparedness is a critical aspect to reducing the damage caused by natural or man-made disasters. Persons who are dependent upon medical equipment have unique challenges that must be anticipated for effective disaster preparedness. The presenter will provide an overview of the medically complex patient as well as identify how the respiratory therapist can assist these patients remain in the home with adequate resources during a disaster.
Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.
Original Broadcast Date March 12, 2015
**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.
Describe the role a Respiratory Therapist can fill in disaster readiness
Describe the unique needs of pulmonary patients
Define a “disaster”
Describe the meaning of “Disaster Ready”
Charles Friderici BS, RRT
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