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.

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