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Professional Education Portal

The Lung Association in collaboration with RESPTREC® offers the Professional Education Portal as a method for respiratory educators and health care providers to enhance their professional learning with continuing education opportunities.

Read articles and watch video presentations on the most recent research, position papers and guidelines. Track your CE hours with the provided logbook.

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Recent News & Articles

For your convenience the Professional Education Portal & RESPTREC® provide links to research articles, announcements, studies and other news updates which are posted daily onto the website.

Reading these articles can be used towards recertification and continuing education.

Life-Course Smoking Trajectories and Risk for Emphysema in Middle Age

Jan 15, 2019

A longitudinal, community-based study identified a dose–response relationship of smoking exposure with lung function decline and lung disease risk. There was no safe threshold for smoking intensity on lung disease risk, and even low-rate smokers were at increased risk for future lung disease. 


Effect of Supplemental Oxygen on Blood Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Jan 15, 2019

Supplemental oxygen virtually abolished the rise in morning BP during CPAP withdrawal. Supplemental oxygen substantially reduced intermittent hypoxia, but had a minimal effect on markers of arousal (including AHI), subjective sleepiness, or objective sleepiness. 


Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Risk of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Jan 15, 2019

This Pulmonary Perspective presents the most recent findings on the neurocognitive consequences of OSA in older adults, a research field that has shown major growth in the past few years.


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Over 3000+ more articles available in the Professional Education Portal. Track your CE time with the provided logbook.

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