Respiratory care program

Respiratory care program

Respiratorycare program

TheOhio society for respiratory care program

July30, 2015

OSRCConference, Columbus, Ohio

Thepurpose of this project was to meet people of the same interest,network and learn more things that were very important and yet we hadno knowledge about them. Some of the things that we learned from theexperience were as follows: Liquid oxygen by Mike Gentle, Pulmonaryhypertension paths by Russell Hirseh, and Readmission Strategies byDavid Grooms.

Fromthis experience, we learned of the importance of liquid oxygen andhow it impact on people`s lives. We also learned about the ways ofreducing hospital readmission and all the readmission strategies.Finally, we understood the paths of Pulmonary Hypertension, thesigns, and the preventive measures. Most of the things were supportedbecause they touched the lives of the people in the society. Theywere the things that the society suffered from because they lackedknowledge about them. People realized the mistakes that they weredoing and decided to change.

Mygoals are to make sure the society is free from environmentalpollution that will result in health problems and also to enlightenthe community about their role in preventing certain diseases bykeeping the environment clean. I will, therefore, incorporate theskills I learned from the experience to make my goals come true. Myview of respiratory care profession changed from the experience Igained, and I realized that this profession was mainly to enlightenthe community to incorporate preventive measures other thantreatment. Respiratory care profession is not only a hospital-basedprofession but also a community-based profession whose main aim is toeducate the society to take earlier precautions about the heartproblems. The suggestions that I would make if I were to participatein an activity like this in future are to increase the speakers andto actively involve the community in the respiratory care program.

StairwellMonitor

February15, 2015, 6:00am-10:30am

Thecrew Tower, Cincinnati, OH

Theproject is designed to monitor the participants as they complete theclimb and help them if need be. It is very beneficial to me as aservice learning project because it will help me know and learn theduties of the stairwell monitor responsibilities. The purpose of thisservice learning was to help people who suffer from lung diseases andhave difficulty breathing. The major activity of this project was toencourage the people to climb and providing water to participantswhen needed. This was essential as it gave the participants hope ofclimbing the floor. My preconception was that the program would behelpful to the community, and indeed it was as most people liked theprogram and requested that it happens again. In order to succeed indoing this, there was supervision and monitoring withdrawal flowwhile remaining tranquil and encouraging others to remain cool andorganized during the evacuation. Through this service learningproject, we managed to learn the various difficulties and challengesthat people face while climbing. Most people lacked confidence inthemselves, and this gave them hope. I will incorporate this into myfuture goals by ensuring all people who have difficulties inbreathing learn how to survive in search conditions. The experiencehad a big impact on me because it changed my view as a servicelearning profession. Previously, I thought that all this would justhappen in the hospital but I realized that you could save the livesof many people just by running a program like this. I would suggestthat we also involve the people from other communities and alsoincrease community awareness of the happening of the program likethis. I would also suggest that we do more of practical than talkingso that the people in the community may be encouraged to attend.

BetterBreathers Club

July08, 2015, 12pm-1:30pm

Trihealthfitness and health Pavilion, Cincinnati

BetterBreathers Club are a fundamental program and reserve of the Americanlung association in California. The objective of the club is todeliver community-based patient-centred and educational opportunitiesand backup to patients with chronic lung diseases such as, COPD,asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and other chroniclung diseases. These support groups give you the tool you need tolive the best quality of life you can. The club meets at regulartimes and feature educational presentations on a wide range oftopics.

Thevarious activities that we did were to educate the people on how COPDaffects the lungs, supplemental oxygen, the importance of exercise,medical tests, medications and other treatment options, and breathingtechniques. I had a preconception that people would have littleinterest in our project and that what we would tell them will not beso helpful. To my surprise, moist people pay great attention to whatwas going on, and a lot of things were supported despite some littlechanges that occurred. This project was very important for me as aservice learning project because it helped me to learn the differentbreathing techniques and also medications and other treatmentoptions. It was also beneficial to me as it helped me to know how tointeract with different people whom we exchanged a lot of ideas ofwhich some were very important and new to me.

Thisexperience impacted by view of respiratory care as a professionbecause it made me realise that for you to help people with lungproblems, you must know how to interact with them and make them notto feel isolated. I would suggest that we help financially thosepeople who have such problems and yet have no money for upkeep. Iwould also suggest that if such activity happens again in future,people with severe heart problems are treated freely and left to gohome.

Marchof Dimes

April13, 2015, Cincinnati Office

Marchof Dimes is a program that was developed to fight and uphold therights of the unborn babies. It is a fighting chance for every baby. Many babies are currently prematurely born in almost all statesyearly. Premature birth costs society more than $26 billion a yearand takes a high toll on families. The service learning project wasto help March of Dimes program that aims to end premature birth,infant mortality, and birth defects. Helping with the creation offundraising materials, shipping supply orders and maintainingsupplies that help in the awareness, the activities and educating thepublic about babies because every baby deserves a healthy life.

Ilearned that a lot of money is being spent to premature birth andalso around 5% of babies who are born prematurely end up dying beforegrowing up. I had the preconception that mothers who had prematurebirth would fail to turn up due to fear, but most of them turned upand supported our project. The only thing that was to change was howto approach them as some complained that they were being approachedpoorly.

Myfuture goals are to prevent premature birth and also to protect thebabies who are born prematurely from dying young. I will incorporatethe procedures that were undertaken during the project for my futuregoals. I will also incorporate the research that was carried out toidentify the cause of premature births. The project impacted my viewof respiratory care as a profession, and I felt for the lives of thebabies that are born prematurely. I gained the desire to help them inmy profession. It made me realize that the life of prematurely bornbabies is equally important and has to be protected.

Thisproject is essential to me as a service learning project because ithelped me learn the challenges that moms go through when they have apremature birth and also helps in the prevention of premature birth.Generally most of the babies who are born prematurely dieprematurely. Hence, this program is very helpful to such babies andalso their moms who may also have problems that lead to prematurebirths. I would suggest that we learn the courses of premature birthand find measures that will prevent such instances from happening infuture if this activity was to be done again.

Mymain concern is to expand the opportunities for the Medicare patientswith chronic lung diseases to receive respiratory services from therespiratory therapist who are experts in pulmonary disease through atelehealth delivery system. This is why I proposed to the senator forthe introduction of a Senate companion bill to H.R. 2948, theMedicare Telehealth Parity Act. This will also help patients withchronic conditions such as COPD. One way to reduce costly emergencydepartment visits and hospital readmission is to educate the patientswith pulmonary issues on how to recognize the symptoms in order toprevent issues that will end up in the hospital. I support theintroduction of companion legislature to H.R 2948, the MedicareTelehealth Parity Act that offers the new means to reach the patientswho suffer from chronic pulmonary diseases.