Week 6: Respiratory Disorders (Med-Surg 2019)
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. You will also learn rationale for choosing between a variety of respiratory devices.
Week 6 begins on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Recognize the pathophysiology of the respiratory system and how it relates to respiratory disorders.
- Discuss appropriate oxygen delivery devices.
- State the indications for pharmacologic treatments of respiratory disorders.
- Correctly determine interventions for patients with respiratory disorders.
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