Respiratory Care and Safe Practice

Guardian Angels
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

An Understanding of Respiratory Care

Course overview:

The "Understanding Respiratory Care" course is thoughtfully tailored to provide healthcare professionals with a thorough comprehension of respiratory health and its management. This course is designed to equip participants with the requisite knowledge and skills essential for the effective care provision for individuals with a respiratory conditions. Encompassing an array of topics spanning respiratory anatomy, physiology, assessment techniques, interventions, and disease management, the course aims to increase the standard of care provided to patients with respiratory conditions.

Course duration:

1 day (6 Hours)

Course content:

  • Mechanics of the respiratory system
  • Upper airway and respiratory anatomy and physiology
  • Health conditions that affect functionality, in alignment with individual healthcare plans
  • Indications and contraindications pertaining to tracheostomies, oxygen therapy, nebulisers, cough assist devices, suction techniques, and non-invasive ventilation
  • Risks and benefits for tracheostomies, oxygen therapy, nebulisers, cough assist devices, suction techniques, and non-invasive ventilation oscillate
  • Checks, safeguards, and precautions that the procedural and equipment domain demands
  • Individual prescription/healthcare plan
  • Monitoring and observation
  •  "Hand-over," communication, and record-keeping
  • Practical skill simulation - tracheostomies, oxygen therapy, nebulisers, cough assist devices, suction techniques, and non-invasive ventilation

Course objectives:

  1. Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology:
    • Describe the structure and function of the respiratory system, including the roles of the lungs, airways, and gas exchange.
    • Explain the mechanics of respiration and the neural control of breathing.
  2. Common Respiratory Conditions:
    • Outline common respiratory conditions, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS).
    • Discuss the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment options for each condition.
  3. Assessment:
    • Develop skills in assessing respiratory status
    • Learn to recognize signs and symptoms of respiratory distress and failure.
  4. Respiratory Pharmacology:
    • Familiarise participants with common respiratory medications, their mechanisms of action, and appropriate dosages.
    • Discuss the role of inhalers, nebulizers, and other delivery devices in respiratory therapy.
  5. Oxygen Therapy and Airway Management:
    • Practice in simulation administering oxygen therapy, nebulisers, and oral suctioning
  6. Non-invasive Ventilation and Cough Assist:
    • Summarise the principles of non-invasive ventilation/cough assist and its indications.
    • Learn about different modes of NIV and cough assist and their applications in patient care.
  7. Respiratory Care in Special Populations:
    • Explore respiratory care considerations for different patient groups.
    • Understand the unique challenges and interventions required for each population.
  8. Infection Control and Safety:
    • Emphasise infection control measures and safety protocols in respiratory care.
    • Learn about personal protective equipment (PPE) and its appropriate use.
  9. Emergency Response and Critical Care:
    • Prepare participants to respond to respiratory emergencies, including cardiac arrest and acute respiratory distress.
    • Practice critical care principles and interventions for patients with severe respiratory conditions.
  10. Documentation and Reporting:
    • Stress the importance of accurate and timely documentation of respiratory assessments, interventions, and patient responses.
    • Provide guidelines for maintaining clear and organized patient records.
  11. Legal and Ethical Considerations:
    • Discuss legal and ethical aspects of respiratory care, including informed consent, advance directives, and patient autonomy.

Course features:

  • Interactive Classroom Sessions: Engaging classroom instruction led by experienced healthcare educators to facilitate understanding and skill development.
  • Practical Demonstrations: Hands-on, live demonstrations.
  • Skills Practice: Opportunities for participants to practice relevant procedures under the guidance of instructors.
  • Scenario-Based Training: Real-life scenarios and case studies to enhance problem-solving skills.
  • Question and Answer Sessions: Interactive discussions and Q&A sessions to address participant inquiries and concerns.
  • Peer Learning: Collaborative learning among participants, allowing for the exchange of experiences and insights.
  • Safety Protocols: Emphasis on safety protocols, infection control measures, and adherence to healthcare guidelines.
  • Blended Learning: All of our face-to-face training courses utilise the “Blended Learning teaching approach that combines traditional in-person classroom teaching with online digital learning activities. This aims to leverage the strengths of both face-to-face and online learning to create a more effective educational experience which promotes safe and confident practice. 

Target audience:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Health and social care professionals
  • Allied Healthcare professionals
  • School and Education professionals

Assessment and Certification:

Participants will complete a number of assessments to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, these typically consist of written assessments, practical demonstrations, and scenario-based assessments.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded with a certificate to evidence their participation.


This course overview is a general guideline and can be customised to suit specific local requirements and preferences, therefore, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your requirements prior to making a booking.

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