Online Courses

NMT/RT Part 6: Pulmonary Anatomy & Physiology

Price: $20.00 CE: 2.00
This course is accessible until 9/30/2022

This course is part of the Anatomy and Physiology Review for NMT/RT. This course on Pulmonary A&P and Arterial Blood Gases presents a brief overview of the structures and functions of the pulmonary system as well as its role in the regulation of gas exchange and the maintenance of acid/base balance. Content includes A&P of the respiratory system, mechanisms that control respiration, diffusion and gas exchange, oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve and the factors that affect the work of breathing. Techniques for obtaining and analyzing arterial blood gases are described, and differentiation of imbalance pathologies are discussed. Course structure encompasses clinical presentation and management of patients with various acid/base imbalances.

This content is supported by 6 additional anatomy and physiology courses for NMT/RT: Cardiovascular, Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Hematology, Neurology, and Renal.

NOTE: This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors; individuals may not repeat and report a self-learning activity for credit twice in the same biennium.

This course reports to CE Broker
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.
  2. Discuss the mechanisms that control respiration.
  3. Discuss the steps in diffusion and gas exchange.
  4. Discuss the relationships described by the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve.
  5. Describe factors that affect the work of breathing.
  6. Discuss the clinical implications of normal and abnormal ABG values.
  7. Discuss compensation mechanisms for pH imbalances.
  8. Describe ABG test processes and interpretation.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Pamela G. Dulin, BSN, MSN, RN, CCRN

Pamela G. Dulin, BSN, MSN, RN, CCRN, received her AS degree from Orlando Junior College, and her BSN and MSN degrees from the University of Florida in Gainsville. She holds licenses and certifications as an RN and CCRN, and also as an ACLS and BLS Instructor. She received the Excellence in Nursing Education Award from Florida Hospital and the Baker Award from the Metropolitan Orlando Chapter of the American Critical Care Association (1995).

Pamela began her professional career as a Staff Nurse at Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville and continued at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Since that time she has served as an Assistant Nurse Manager and a Critical Care Educator. She is currently a Pulmonary Clinical Nurse Specialist at Florida Hospital in Orlando.

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

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.

490-B Boston Post Road
Suite 200
Sudbury, MA 01776
Phone: 800-334-2472
CE Credits: 2.00, Category: A ARRT, Expires: 9/30/2022
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1741
Phone: 850-245-4266
CE Credits: 2.00, Category: 00-Technical Approved, Expires: 1/31/2023

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

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