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Assessment of a Deteriorating Patient with Respiratory Compromise – Lung Auscultation
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Assessment of a Deteriorating Patient with Respiratory Compromise – Lung Auscultation

Presenter Anne Evans-Murray, Director & Nurse Education Specialist - 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 counseling 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

In this session, we are going to explore the significance of advanced respiratory assessment by the Registered Nurse /Paramedic.

We will examine the chest landmarks and demonstrate the auscultation technique. The general respiratory assessment of a deteriorating patient with respiratory compromise will be explained.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Outline the anatomy of the lung fields, examining the lobes and landmarks for auscultation
  • Explain the auscultation technique
  • Discuss the general respiratory assessment of a deteriorating patient with respiratory compromise.
  • Identify the two normal lung sounds and normal characteristics 
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