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Respiratory Conditions and Assessment
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Respiratory Conditions and Assessment

Presenter Anne Evans-Murray - Health Ed Professionals

Anne Evans-Murray, R.N., B.HlthSc,MACCCN, Grad.DipEd, MEd, Dip Counselling, GradCertCritCareNurs, CertIV Training and Assessment, CertIV 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.

In addition to her Nursing qualifications, Anne holds the following qualifications; B. Health Sc., CC Cert. Grad Cert Critical Care. Credentialed Critical Care Nurse (ACCN), Grad. Dip. Ed., Masters of Education, Registered Counsellor: Diploma of Professional Counseling and a Certificate IV Workplace Training & Assessment.

Anne is a Professional Member Australian Counseling Association  (PMACA) and The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN).

She has written three books; “ECG’s Simply - Cardiac Arrhythmias Made Easy”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and “Uncomplicating Life, Simply”.

Anne is also a frequent presenter at workshops, seminars and conferences throughout Australia and New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays, Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient, leadership skills, self development , assertion training and counselling skills.

She also conducts accredited advanced life support (ALS) training for nurses and doctors.

As well as these activities Anne also has her private counselling practice and is a frequent presenter at the educational events throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Anne has a commitment and passion for empowering people through increased knowledge with the hope that such knowledge will lead to improvement in patient outcomes and enhance your performance satisfaction.

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.

Target Audience

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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