Pulmonary Nursing

Code: NURS8460

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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Fall 2019 registration opens July 8, 2019. Winter 2020 registration opens November 4, 2019.