About This Course
Over the past several years, there have been some tremendous breakthroughs in the area of long-term oxygen therapy support. One of the most notable is that of the portable oxygen concentrator. Technology can be a boon or it can be a curse. Even though POC technology is still in its infancy, we are already seeing significant performance improvements in this category. Portable oxygen concentrator technology will not only liberate, it will also enable patients with chronic lung diseases to enjoy a higher quality of life by staying more active. Many of us feel that increased activity levels, with supplemental oxygen when needed, will go a long way toward minimizing expensive chronic pulmonary disease exacerbations.
Gaining all the information about your portable oxygen delivery devices (POCs) is essential for high quality management of chronic respiratory diseases with oxygen dependency. Obtaining “A Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators” is a good first step in acquiring the knowledge and information to assist your patients. The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) commissioned a survey of all POC manufacturers along with a group of experts to prepare this guide, and it was written with the patient in mind.
Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.
**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the entire intro video prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
Identify special considerations when considering which portable oxygen concentrator is appropriate for individual patients
A Guide to Portable Oxygen Concentrators
- Sam P. Giordano, MBA, RRT, FAARC