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Pathophysiology: The Respiratory System is organized by NetCE and will be held during Sep 01, 2017 - Aug 31, 2020.

The target audience for this medical event is designed for nurses working in critical care and general and specialty medical-surgical units in which patients with multiple organ system problems are found. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 AACN Synergy CERP Category A Credits.

This course will serve as a review and update on Pathophysiology is the study of disordered and altered functions affecting the body's dynamic homeostasis and the concepts of illness development and progression. This course is designed to broaden the nurse's understanding of respiratory pathophysiology by exploring causes, alterations and physiology adaptations, manifestations, and resolution of disease states. Pathophysiologic symptoms and signs are described in relation to the patient's clinical presentation, allowing the nurse can monitor physical changes and relate them directly to the illness process. Appropriate diagnostic tests and treatments for each problem are included to provide information about disease progression, remission, and resolution.

As health care becomes more complex, it is essential that the theoretical concepts of the basis of illness (pathophysiology) be well understood. The purpose of this course is to reinforce the scientific rationales for the interventions nurses perform and the decisions nurses make as patients move through the ever-changing struggle with their respiratory illness.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Identify the key structures and functional inter-relationships in the respiratory system.
• Describe the components and functions of pulmonary circulation.
• Discuss the pathophysiologic and environmental influences and effects on the respiratory system.
• Outline the role of subjective data in completing a full nursing assessment of the respiratory system.
• Describe objective data compiled during a nursing assessment of the respiratory system.
• Identify diagnostic tests used in the identification and classification of respiratory diseases.
• Outline the nursing diagnoses, planning, and management of conditions related to respiratory dysfunction.
• Discuss clinical manifestations of infectious diseases of the upper respiratory system.
• Review signs and symptoms of upper respiratory neoplasms and related nursing actions.
• Describe the common causes, appearances, and treatment of traumatic disorders of the upper respiratory disorders.
• Analyze the presentation and nursing management of occupational lung diseases.
• Evaluate pathologic causes and manifestations of disorders of the lower respiratory tract.
• Discuss the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of traumatic respiratory disorders.
• Outline the concepts and information the nurse should provide for the patient during the health teaching and discharge planning process after respiratory surgery.
• Describe key concepts related to caring for patients who receive thoracic surgery.

Intended Audience

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Respiratory Therapy

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Activity Fee : USD $60.00

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