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.
Not all courses are offered each term.Winter 2024 registration opens November 27, 2023. Spring 2024 registration opens February 26, 2024.
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, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates
Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates
Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery