American Association for Respiratory Care



Pulmonary Disease Educator
Join us for a two-day live course for health professionals to improve long-term pulmonary disease care and improve patient quality of life.

Healthcare costs continue to soar for patients with multiple chronic conditions and patients with chronic pulmonary disease account for an exceptionally large proportion of hospital readmissions. Healthcare providers can help reduce readmission rates, as well as improve the quality of life, for persons with chronic pulmonary disease by providing vital education and facilitating the development of disease self-management skills.

The AARC, in partnership with the Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, COPD Foundation, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation developed this program to provide the necessary pulmonary disease management information health care providers need to improve long-term pulmonary disease care and improve patient quality of life. Focusing on the key components of pulmonary disease education for COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and cystic fibrosis, the course also provides instruction on pulmonary function technology, tobacco cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation, patient education, and many other vital areas of effective pulmonary disease management.

This unique, 12.45 CRCE course will provide the participant with an opportunity to improve skill and knowledge that can immediately translate into bedside care, regardless of care venue, and regardless of profession. The AARC recognizes that chronic disease management is a multidisciplinary endeavor and has assembled a multidisciplinary faculty to ensure that the course provides a comprehensive learning environment. The course is open to all health professionals who wish to learn more about effective pulmonary disease education and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

  • AARC
  • COPD Foundation
  • CFF