Online Education | Med-Surg | Respiratory Disorders

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Respiratory Disorders

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.


Photo of the speakerErin 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


Comments from Past Participants

"I learned a lot from this lecture about respiratory disorders and care plans, especially about the various respiratory therapy delivery systems. This lecture also refreshed my knowledge of chest tube placement and care. All of the information I got from this presentation will help me improve my skills and enable me to provide quality care for my patients."

"I feel much more comfortable with oxygen delivery devices and how to choose which device to use in the different situations that I frequently encounter in my practice."


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. 

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 2.43 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 2.43 Contact hours


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