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Oxygen Therapy Challenges in PAH: A Case Study

Tonya Zeiger

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Course ID: 2230

Tonya Zeiger, RRT, CPFT presents this lecture which discusses oxygen use in PAH patients including how to handle high flow use and how to work with your patient to match their oxygen needs to their lifestyle.

Course Reviewer:

Traci Stewart, RN, MSN
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the steps to properly assess new oxygen complaints in pulmonary hypertension
  2. Identify oxygen options that permit mobility
  3. Recognize the differences in delivery for high-flow oxygen users

Release Date

29 May 2013

Expiration Date

29 May 2015

Accreditation and Credit Designation

Nursing credit is provided for this home-study activity through collaboration between ProCE, Inc., Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA). Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 1.0 contact hour(s) of nursing CE credit.

Instructions for Earning Credit

This activity is a self-study program. Upon entering the activity, participants should read the text, examine any images and/or multimedia features, and review the content presented within all of the links provided. Once the course has been reviewed in its entirety, participants will be asked to complete a post-test and evaluation online. Participants must receive a test score of 80% in order to proceed to the course evaluation; the post-test can be repeated until all questions are answered correctly. All evaluation questions must be completed in order to receive a certificate of credit. If needed, participants may save their answers and complete the course at a later date. Saved courses can be found on the "My Activities" page, accessed via "My Account" at the top of the page.

Faculty Disclosures

It is the policy of ProCE to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member or a sponsor has with the manufacturer of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation.

Tonya Zeiger, RRT, CPFT,  indicates that she has no financial relationships to disclose.

Traci Stewart, RN, MSN, indicates that she has no financial relationships to disclose.


The opinions expressed in this program should not be construed as those of the CE provider. The information and views are those of the faculty through clinical practice and knowledge of the professional literature. Portions of this program may include the use of drugs for unlabeled indications. Use of drugs outside of labeling should be considered experimental and participants are advised to consult prescribing information and professional literature.

No portion of this activity may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of PHA.

Estimated Time to Complete This Activity

1 hour

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This activity is made possible through unrestricted educational grants from Actelion, Gilead, United Therapeutics and Bayer.


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