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Activity Steps


This article focuses on examination of the respiratory system. It provides a systematic method of collecting both subjective and objective data which will guide the healthcare clinician to make accurate clinical judgments and develop interventions appropriate to the home healthcare environment.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about the components of a respiratory assessment for the older, home care patient.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify components and findings of a respiratory assessment.
  2. Recognize reasons why older adults are vulnerable to respiratory illness.
Price: $17.95


  • AARC 1.5 CH

This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Professions: Respiratory Therapist
Test Code: HHCN0915RT
Published: Apr 2016
Expires: 7/31/2021
Required Passing Score: 12/15 (80%)
Authors: Fritz D.