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Ch 12: Overview of Pulmonary Nursing Actions

About This Chapter

Check out these engaging and informative lessons to review a variety of pulmonary nursing actions. You can use the chapter as a convenient textbook supplement, homework help tool or test preparation resource.

Overview of Pulmonary Nursing Actions - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll review nursing actions for a variety of pulmonary treatments. After defining relevant pulmonary vocabulary, you'll take a look at respiratory-related nursing assessments, diagnostic tests and monitoring devices. Studying this chapter can help you:

  • Define treatment vocabulary related to the lungs, thorax and pleura
  • Explain respiratory system nursing assessments
  • Understand terminology related to respiratory disease diagnostic imaging
  • Differentiate between normal and abnormal pulmonary diagnostic results
  • Interpret arterial blood gas and acid base balance tests
  • Identify respiratory monitoring devices

You can complete this chapter any time using your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. To help you reinforce the lesson concepts, we've included self-assessment quizzes throughout the chapter. Be sure to take the chapter exam, and feel free to reach out to our instructors if you have any questions about these nursing actions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 12: Overview of Pulmonary Nursing Actions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Treatment Vocabulary for Lungs, Pleura & Thorax

1. Treatment Vocabulary for Lungs, Pleura & Thorax

This lesson is going to define several terms related to procedures involving the chest, lungs, and pleura: thoracotomy, thoracostomy, thoracentesis, pleurectomy, lobectomy, and pneumonectomy.

Nursing Assessment of the Respiratory System

2. Nursing Assessment of the Respiratory System

This lesson examines a nursing approach to respiratory assessment. We will review the respiratory system's structure and function, and describe how to perform a history and physical focusing on this system, making use of subjective data, objective data, and documentation of the assessment process

Diagnostic Imaging for Respiratory Diseases: Terminology

3. Diagnostic Imaging for Respiratory Diseases: Terminology

This lesson goes over the ways doctors can diagnose respiratory problems using diagnostic imaging techniques. It mainly covers chest imaging, bronchoscopy, and laryngoscopy.

Interpreting Pulmonary Diagnostics: Normal vs. Abnormal Results

4. Interpreting Pulmonary Diagnostics: Normal vs. Abnormal Results

There are many different tests that can be performed to see how well the lungs are working. Learn how to analyze and interpret the results of some specific pulmonary function tests.

Arterial Blood Gas and Acid Base Balance: Tests and Interpretation

5. Arterial Blood Gas and Acid Base Balance: Tests and Interpretation

This lesson will discuss what the arterial blood gas test is and how it is used to interpret acid/base balance in your body. You'll learn about partial pressures, hypercapnia, acidemia, and alkalosis.

Respiratory Monitoring Devices & Reporting for SpO2, SvO2 & ETCO2

6. Respiratory Monitoring Devices & Reporting for SpO2, SvO2 & ETCO2

There are a variety of devices used for monitoring and reporting respiratory status using SpO2, SvO2, and ETO2. This lesson will discuss pulse oximetry, SvO2 monitoring, and capnography.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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