Respiratory Disorders (Mentored CE)

Illustration of the brachia of the lungs.

In this tag-team presentation from a clinical nurse specialist and a respiratory therapist, you will gain a broader understanding of the clinical manifestations of common respiratory disorders, including breath sounds, as well as rationale for choosing between a variety of respiratory devices.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Recognize the pathophysiology of the respiratory system and how it relates to respiratory disorders.
  2. Discuss appropriate oxygen delivery devices.
  3. State the indications for pharmacologic treatments of respiratory disorders.
  4. Correctly determine interventions for patients with respiratory disorders. 
Course summary

Erin Eddington Alden, MN, RN-BC, CMSRN, ACNS-BC
Med-Surg Clinical Nurse Specialist; Stroke Coordinator, UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA

Hal Ungerleider, BASRC, RRT
Manager of Respiratory Care, UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Seattle, WA

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