CC21 Pulmonary: Respiratory Disease States
Hours: 1.50
This course is accessible until 1/1/2021

This last course in the pulmonary series for nurses presents various disease states of the pulmonary system. Included in this course is the etiology and clinical presentation for patients presenting with acute respiratory failure, ARDs, COPD and asthma, and other pulmonary diseases, such as lung cancer and pulmonary emboli. Also presented are medications, therapies, and treatments utilized in the care of these patients.

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ANCC Accredited Organization
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Calculate the V/Q ratio and the PaO2/FiO2 ratio.
  2. Identify the pathology, etiology, and clinical presentation for a patient with acute respiratory failure.
  3. Describe the physical findings and list the factors included in the clinical assessment of the patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  4. List treatment, therapy, and medications used in the treatment of a patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  5. Describe the physical findings and list the factors included in the clinical assessment of the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.
  6. Identify the various medications and therapies used in the treatment of a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma.
  7. Identify the signs and symptoms of pneumonia, pulmonary emboli, and lung cancer, and treatment options for each.

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.

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

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Contact Hours: 1.5, Expires: 1/1/2021

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Psychiatric Technician Nurse
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
(ARSBN)

CE Credits: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 6/30/2021

California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
Contact Hours: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 1/1/2021

District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DC BON)

  • Clinical Nurse Midwife
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse Anesthetist
(DC BON)

Contact Hours: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 6/30/2021

Florida Board of Nursing (FBN)

  • Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
(FBN)

Contact Hours: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 6/30/2021

Georgia Board of Nursing (GBN)

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Professional Nurse
(GBN)

Continuing Education Hours: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 6/30/2021

New Mexico Board of Nursing (NMBON)

  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse Specialist
(NMBON)

Contact Hours: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 6/30/2021

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses (WV RN Board)

  • Registered Nurse
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
(WV RN Board)

Contact Hours: 1.5, Category: General, Expires: 6/30/2021

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

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  • 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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