Nursing CPD Institute

Respiratory Conditions and Assessment

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 03 July 2022
This session will examine a few respiratory conditions and discuss the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of each condition.

“Gain an understanding of a variety of respiratory conditions, outlining the pathophysiology of the disorders”

Course Content

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

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