Nursing Management of Respiratory Failure and ARDS
Respiratory failure is not a disease but a symptom of an underlying pathology affecting lung tissue function, O2 delivery, cardiac output (CO), or the baseline metabolic state. This course discusses the pathophysiologic mechanisms, clinical manifestations, nursing and collaborative management of the patient with respiratory failure. It will also discuss the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, management strategies and prevention of ARDS.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Compare the pathophysiologic mechanisms and clinical manifestations that result in hypoxemic and hypercapnic respiratory failure.
- Differentiate between the nursing and collaborative management of the patient with hypoxemic or hypercapnic respiratory failure.
- Relate the pathophysiologic mechanisms that result in acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) to the clinical manifestations.
- Select appropriate nursing and collaborative management strategies for the patient with ARDS.
- Prioritize measures to prevent or reverse complications that may result from acute respiratory failure or ARDS.
- Number: CE110010
- CE Broker ID: 20-338016
- Contact hours: 2 CE Hrs
- Price: $9.95
- Expiration date: Thursday, 19 December 2013