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Ch 9: Acute Respiratory Conditions

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Acute Respiratory Conditions - Chapter Summary

Studying the engaging lessons in this chapter makes it easy to improve your understanding of acute respiratory conditions. With help from top instructors, you can gain full comprehension of respiratory depression, pneumonia, air-leak syndromes, acute respiratory failure and more. When finished with this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Define a pulmonary embolism and explain why it occurs
  • Explain the causes, symptoms and treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of acute lung injury
  • Share the causes, symptoms and treatment of upper respiratory tract infection (URI)
  • Describe the diagnosis, treatments and latency of tuberculosis
  • Outline complications and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary aspiration
  • Provide the definition, causes, symptoms and treatment of pulmonary edema
  • Detail the diagnosis and treatment of status asthmaticus

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13 Lessons in Chapter 9: Acute Respiratory Conditions
Pulmonary Embolism: What is it and Why Does it Occur?

1. Pulmonary Embolism: What is it and Why Does it Occur?

This lesson will discuss a condition known as deep vein thrombosis, including the three main reasons for its formation, as well as its very famous and deadly complication: a pulmonary embolism.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Definition & Causes

2. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Definition & Causes

Inhaling too much water when nearly drowning is one way to cause fluid to buildup in your lungs. Can you think of any other ways from internal or external causes? Find out about many other ways as you learn about acute respiratory distress.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

3. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is an extremely dangerous condition. Death can be avoided if signs and symptoms are recognized and the person is treated immediately. Find out what to look for and how this condition is treated.

Acute Lung Injury (ALI): Diagnosis & Treatment

4. Acute Lung Injury (ALI): Diagnosis & Treatment

An acute lung injury is a condition in which the lungs are not able to provide the body with sufficient amounts of oxygen. Continue reading to learn all about the diagnosis and treatment of acute lung injuries.

Acute Respiratory Failure: Diagnosis & Treatment

5. Acute Respiratory Failure: Diagnosis & Treatment

In this lesson, we will discuss the condition known as acute respiratory failure. We will also look at how this condition is diagnosed and cover a few common treatment options.

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URI): Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

6. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URI): Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) are one of the most common conditions seen by primary care providers. Learn more about the causes, signs and symptoms, and the treatment of this common condition. Complete a quiz to evaluate your understanding.

What Is Pneumonia? - Definition, Types, Symptoms & Treatment

7. What Is Pneumonia? - Definition, Types, Symptoms & Treatment

Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that can affect anyone. Read this lesson to learn more about the different types of pneumonia, the symptoms associated with each, and how the infection is treated.

Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency

8. Tuberculosis: Diagnosis, Treatments & Latency

This lesson will discuss the disease known as tuberculosis. We will talk about mycobacterium tuberculosis, latent TB, TB disease, mycolic acid, and the symptoms, signs, and treatments used for this terrible disease.

Respiratory Depression: Causes Symptoms & Treatment

9. Respiratory Depression: Causes Symptoms & Treatment

This lesson will briefly discuss what happens during normal breathing and will compare that to what happens during respiratory depression. It will also touch on the definition, causes, symptoms and treatment of respiratory depression.

Air-Leak Syndromes: Types, Diagnosis & Treatment

10. Air-Leak Syndromes: Types, Diagnosis & Treatment

Air-leak syndromes are a collection of problems that occur when air is present outside the normal lung tissue. In this lesson you will learn about the different types of air-leak syndromes, how this condition is diagnosed, and what are some possible treatment options.

Pulmonary Aspiration: Diagnosis, Complications & Treatment

11. Pulmonary Aspiration: Diagnosis, Complications & Treatment

Have you ever had something 'go down the wrong tube?' When that truly happens, it leads to pulmonary aspiration. In this lesson, we will learn about the diagnosis, complications, and treatment for pulmonary aspiration.

What Is Pulmonary Edema? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

12. What Is Pulmonary Edema? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Pulmonary edema severely impacts the lives of those suffering from it. This lesson will define pulmonary edema, what causes it, symptoms, and how to treat it to assist in your understanding of pulmonary edema.

Status Asthmaticus: Diagnosis & Treatment

13. Status Asthmaticus: Diagnosis & Treatment

Status asthmaticus can quickly become a medical emergency and cause severe breathing problems. In this lesson, we will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of status asthmaticus.

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