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Respiratory Assessment

presented by Amanda Fay, MSN, RN

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Financial: Amanda Fay receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. She has no other financial interests.

Nonfinancial: Amanda Fay is an employee of Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire.

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An assessment of a respiratory, or pulmonary, system is commonly conducted to understand the patient's current status as it deviates from baseline or normal functioning. The results of this assessment are used to develop a comprehensive clinical picture with the primary care provider, to develop a proper plan of care, and to implement interventions. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for respiratory assessment. This course includes

- Video demonstrations of procedures
- Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
- Tips and best practices for performing these procedures in the home

Throughout the assessment, nursing staff, physical therapists, and physician assistants must consider the patient's age and genetics, past medical history, surgical interventions, and any medication usage.
In this instruction, we will review the equipment and procedures for performing a respiratory assessment utilizing subjective and objective techniques as well as identifying abnormal lung sounds.
This course was reviewed by Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

Meet Your Instructor

Amanda Fay, MSN, RN

Amanda Fay is a clinical education and evidence-based practice educator, MSN, and RN with more than 21 years of nursing and education experience. She is an innovator with a passion for creating engaging, relevant programs that support individuals' reaching their highest potential in both personal and professional domains. In Amanda's current role as a clinical…

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1. Introduction

This chapter includes an introduction to respiratory assessments, information on all the necessary equipment, recommended infection control policies, and more.

2. Respiratory Assessment

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of respiratory assessment.

3. Additional Assessments

In this chapter, learners will find information on additional assessments that are frequently performed alongside a respiratory assessment

4. Tips, Precautions, and Care Considerations

This chapter provides tips and considerations for performing these skills in the home. Documentation guidelines and recommendations for patient education are also included.

5. Quiz and Bibliography

This chapter includes learning assessment questions to assess the learner’s knowledge of skills covered in this course. A bibliography of referenced material is also included.

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