More and more people are using oxygen therapy outside the hospital, permitting them to lead active, productive lives. This course explains what home oxygen therapy is, the types of home oxygen therapy available today, and how the therapy can benefit the patient. Learning objectives: 1. Define home oxygen therapy; 2. Explain the indications for home oxygen therapy; 3. Explain how the need for home oxygen therapy is determined; 4. List the benefits of home oxygen therapy; 5. Identify the three methods through which home oxygen therapy is delivered; 6. Identify the issues a physician must consider in order to prescribe the appropriate home oxygen therapy to a particular patient; 7. List the safety precautions a patient must take when using oxygen in the home. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey.Continuing education: 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); 1.0 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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