Week 6: Just Keep Breathing

Module 3

This module covers Week 5 and 6 covering Pulmonary Diseases, Respiratory Failure and Airway Management.

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe acute and chronic cardiac conditions including pathophysiology, presenting signs and symptoms, etiology and contributing factors, sequelae and progression, and goals of nursing management
  • Compare and contrast acute versus chronic disease illness related to the respiratory system and pulmonary function
  • Identify key nursing management strategies for patients with pulmonary diseases and respiratory failure
  • Categorize appropriate nursing care planning (assessment, diagnosis, goals, interventions, evaluation) related to the patient with pulmonary diseases and respiratory failure

Required Reading

  • Morton Chapters 10, 15-17 (Carl RT “Boston Carl” came one week early, so Chapter 10 is follow through for last week’s lecture)
  • Critical Care Nurses’ Role in Implementing the “ABCDE Bundle” into Practice by Bales, et al. (2012)

Classroom Learning Activities

  • COPD Real Life ATI Scenario
  • Lecture
  • Small group activity


In clinical, what are you seeing related to sedation vacation and collaboration with Respiratory Therapists? Think about it, and if you want to blog it …. (not required)


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