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Respiratory Care > RC
RCAP
This module provides knowledge in the various types of inhaler procedures used to deliver aerosol medications and the appropriate use of each one.

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Aerosol inhalation therapy has the primary goal of treating respiratory disorders. These therapy routes localize treatment for pulmonary symptoms that occur in respiratory disorders, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This module provides knowledge in the various types of inhaler procedures used to deliver aerosol medications and the appropriate use of each one. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator will test your ability to perform an inhaler procedure to deliver aerosol medication. Practice the steps of the procedure as often as you want until you are confident.

You’ll learn

  • pre-procedure considerations
  • the seven rights of drug administration
  • how to demonstrate various inhaler procedures
  • techniques for applying and delivering aerosol medication
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Step 0 - Introduction
Step 1 - Module introduction and expectations
Step 2 - Preparation
Step 2.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 2.1.1 - Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI)
Step 2.1.2 - Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI)
Step 2.1.3 - Soft Mist Inhaler (SMI)
Step 2.2 - Patient preparation
Step 2.3 - Medical professional preparation
Step 3 - Perform inhaler administration protocols
Step 3.1 - Perform Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) administration protocol
Step 3.1.1 - Instruct the patient on how to properly use the metered dose inhaler
Step 3.1.2 - Have the patient practice using the metered dose inhaler
Step 3.2 - Perform Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) administration protocol
Step 3.3 - Perform Soft Mist Inhaler (SMI) administration protocol
Step 4 - Documentation
  • Describe the pre-procedure considerations for metered dose inhaler usage.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to perform a metered dose inhaler procedure.
  • Describe the pre-procedure considerations for dry powder inhaler usage.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to perform a dry powder inhaler procedure.
  • Describe the pre-procedure considerations for soft mist inhaler usage.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to perform a soft mist inhaler procedure.
  • Understand and apply the "seven rights" of drug administration.
  • Understand the application and delivery of various aerosol medications.
  • Understand and apply Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct post-procedure considerations.
  • Define and demonstrate correct recording and reporting procedures.
  • Define and use related medical terminology.
  • Explain the Patient Privacy Rule (HIPAA), Patient Safety Act, and Patients' Bill of Rights.

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including key terms and hyperlinks to references
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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