Week 6 Info - Week 6 Respiratory System In the United States there are currently more than 35 million people living with a respiratory disorder and each

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Week 6: Respiratory System In the United States, there are currently more than 35 million people living with a respiratory disorder; and each year, more than 400,000 people die as a result (American Lung Association, 2012). The prevalence and impact of these disorders makes it essential for advanced practice nurses to have a solid understanding of the respiratory system. In clinical settings, you must be able to appropriately diagnose, treat, and manage care for patients with common disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia. This poses several questions: What are symptoms of respiratory disorders? How are they diagnosed? Are some disorders more prevalent in one patient group over another? This week you explore the pathophysiology of alterations associated with respiratory disorders. You also explore the impact of patient factors on these disorders. Reference American Lung Association. (2008). Lung disease data: 2008 . Retrieved from - data/LDD_2008.pdf Learning Objectives Students will: Analyze the pathophysiology of respiratory alterations Evaluate the impact of patient factors on respiratory disorders Analyze pathophysiological mechanisms of chronic asthma and acute asthma exacerbation Evaluate the impact of patient factors on chronic asthma and acute asthma exacerbation Evaluate clinical considerations of chronic asthma and acute asthma exacerbation Understand and apply key terms, concepts, and principles related to alterations of the respiratory system Photo Credit: Science Photo Library/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images Learning Resources Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus. Required Readings Huether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2012). Understanding pathophysiology (Laureate custom ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Chapter 25, “Structure and Function of the Pulmonary System” This chapter provides information relating to the structure and function of the pulmonary system to illustrate normal pulmonary function. It focuses on
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gas transport to build the foundation for examining alterations of pulmonary function. Chapter 26, “Alterations of Pulmonary Function” This chapter examines clinical manifestations of pulmonary alterations and disorders of the chest wall and pleura. It covers the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, evaluation, and treatment of obstructive lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Chapter 27, “Alterations of Pulmonary Function in Children” This chapter focuses on alterations of pulmonary function that affect children. These alterations include disorders of the upper and lower airways.
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