“Gain an understanding of a variety of respiratory conditions, outlining the pathophysiology of the disorders”
The advanced Nurse must demonstrate expert knowledge and assessment skills when monitoring a patient with respiratory conditions. This session will examine a few respiratory conditions and discuss the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of each condition. Disorders such as COPD and Mesothelioma will be examined.
A discussion of the history in Australia of building using asbestos products and the link to patients developing a type of lung cancer called mesothelioma will be outlined.
Understanding of the pathophysiology of pleural effusion and how it relates to mesothelioma will also be identified. The anatomy of the airway will be demonstrated and how it relates to patients who inhale foreign objects within the right bronchus.
In this session you will:
- Gain an understanding of a variety of respiratory conditions, outlining the pathophysiology of the disorders
- Recognise the clinical presentation of a pleural effusion and relate this to a disorder called Mesothelioma
- Explore/Examine the rising incidence of COPD and the future predictions of this disorder
- Review the guidelines for administering oxygen to a patient with COPD
R.N., BHlthSc, MACCCN, Grad.Dip Ed, MEd, Dip Counselling, GradCertCritCare, CertIV Training and Assessment, CertIV in Mediation
Anne has extensive experience, with 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University, where she lectured for the Masters of Critical Care course. She currently also lectures at Bond University Medical School…Read More>>