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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.
Download or order branded resources for your workplace:
- Asthma Medications Brochure
- COPD Medications Brochure
- Delivery Device Instructions
- Delivery Device Mastery Sheets
- Inhaler Device Demonstration Videos
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.
Canadian Thoracic Society recommendations regarding the use of facemasks by the public during the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic
Jun 02, 2020
As Canada begins to relax the measures instituted to limit the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, recommendations by the Public Health Agency of Canadaand local public health authoritiesare simultaneously evolving to assist in this process. This CTS document is a summary of recommendations regarding the use of facemasks by the…
Dyspnea and Inhaled Corticosteroid and Long-acting β-Agonist Therapy in an Occupational Cohort: A Longitudinal Study
May 30, 2020
This longitudinal study showed that almost half of irritant-exposed patients had worsening dyspnea after ICS/LABA initiation. Treatment benefited more symptomatic individuals who initiated ICS/LABA treatment sooner after WTC exposure.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is Associated with Newly Diagnosed Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
May 30, 2020
Sleep-disordered breathing events, including REM-related OSA, are linked to increased gestational diabetes mellitus risk. GDM risk is also influenced by intercorrelated sleep variables.