Start Course Now Having completed this course you will be able to: - Describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system; - Identify when a patient is exhibiting abnormal respiration patterns; - Discuss the steps involved in performing various physical examinations and procedures to determine whether or not a patient is in need of respiratory surgery; - Identify the symptoms of a range of disorders of both the upper and lower respiratory system and discuss the implications that they can have on the care that you can provide to a patient; - Describe the most effective ways to treat and prevent the most common disorders of both the upper and lower respiratory system; - Describe the various procedures that can be used for pulmonary drainage.
This free online nursing Alison course will be of great interest to all health care professionals who would like to ensure that their skills are kept to the highest standard.
The course will also be of great interest to any learner who is planning a career in the area of nursing or other areas of the health care sector.
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The course then reviews various disorders of the respiratory system that you may encounter during your nursing career.
You will examine disorders of the upper and lower respiratory systems.
Here you will learn how to identify and help treat various disorders of the upper and lower respiratory systems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, emphysema and bronchitis.
You will also examine the implications that these disorders can have on the care you provide to your patient.
This 49-year-old gentleman was seen by his GP 3 days ago with shortness of breath on exertion.
Click here to download a printable PDF of this article (recommended) The man is overweight at 130kg and measures 180cm in height. He has evidence of peripheral cyanosis Table 1: Vital signs on admission Echocardiogram An echocardiogram was requested and the following report was obtained: ‘The echocardiogram is poor image quality.