Online Courses

CC19 Pulmonary: Respiratory Assessment and Airway Management

Price: $25.00 CE: 1.00
This course is accessible until 1/1/2021
This course is also available in one or more course series.

This pulmonary course for nurses presents the methods for assessing the respiratory system, including inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. The modalities used to assist and support ventilation are outlined and defined. The methods for maintaining an open airway are described. Course content discusses indications and criteria for long-term airway support.


AdventHealth University Division echelon is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ANCC Provider Number P0348

echelon® is an approved CE provider by the Florida Board of Nursing.

AdventHealth University Division echelon is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CPE16352.

This course reports to CE Broker
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Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Explain the process of assessing the pulmonary system, elaborating on the components of inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation.
  2. Discuss the importance of medical history as the bedside inspection is initiated.
  3. Describe the process of chest auscultation and the implications of misplaced breath sounds.
  4. List four changes that occur in the respiratory system as a result of aging.
  5. Describe the requirements for normal oxygenation, and list the signs and symptoms of oxygen deprivation.
  6. Describe four oxygen delivery devices and the criteria/parameters for each.
  7. Explain two assistive/correction actions for airway obstruction.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Clarissa Welbaum, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCTN

Clarissa Welbaum, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCTN graduated from Samford University School of Nursing in Birmingham, Alabama in 1997 with a BSN degree. She then worked in the Coronary Care Unit at UAB Hospital from 1997-2003. She received her MSN with Clinical Nurse Specialist Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing in 2003. After graduation, Mrs. Welbaum assumed the position as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Medical/Surgical Service line.  In 2005 she received her certification as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Adult and Critical Care population through AACN.  Currently Mrs. Welbaum is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Abdominal Surgery and Abdominal Transplant Serviceline.

This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

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Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

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