Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Kevin T. Martin, BVE, RRT, RCP
Item#: V7153
Contents: 1 Course Book (38 pages)

Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology

Price $29.95
Item # V7153
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Topics covered in this course include: the anatomy and physiology of airways, lung parenchyma, lung mechanics, volumes and capacities, defenses, alveolar expansion and stability, diffusion, O2 and CO2 transport, neurological control.

AARC Approval #145610000

Course Objectives
  • Describe the anatomy of the upper and lower airways.
  • Define the various cell types which make up the lower airway and alveoli.
  • List the components of the alveolar-capillary (A-C) membrane.
  • Describe pulmonary circulation.
  • Relate how air movement is accomplished.
  • Define and give the normal values for pulmonary function measurements.
  • Define the protection and defenses of the lung.
  • Define anatomical, physiological and alveolar dead space (VD).
  • Explain the role of surfactant as it pertains to alveolar stability and expansion.
  • Describe the factors affecting diffusion of gas between alveoli and blood.
  • Relate how oxygen and carbon dioxide are transported in the body.
  • Briefly outline the neural control of the pulmonary system.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered, unless otherwise indicated with an expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.