Course description

Pulmonary physiology and physiologic changes that occur in pathological states are studied, including respiratory failure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, shock lung, pulmonary edema, and pulmonary embolus. The management of patients with acute respiratory failure, acute lung disease, and chronic pulmonary disease as well as the physiologic effects of ventilator therapy on the major body systems are emphasized in this critical care nursing course. Assessment of the patient with respiratory disease is reviewed, with emphasis on physiologic monitoring, measurement and assessment of the thorax and the lungs, and related systemic changes.

Course details

Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery