Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy

3 Contact Hours

Author(s): Kevin T. Martin, BVE, RRT, RCP
Item#: V7156
Contents: 1 Course Book (38 pages)

Pulmonary Edema

Price $29.95
Item # V7156
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Topics covered in this course include: Normal fluid leakage, factors affecting lung water, interstitium, driving pressures, barriers to leakage, causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and prognosis.

AARC Approval #145522000

Course Objectives

  • Define cardiogenic pulmonary edema.
  • Compare and contrast the two categories of pulmonary edema the three mechanisms for the normal leak.
  • Briefly outline the factors affecting lung water and the common causes of cardiogenic pulmonary edema.
  • Describe the normal mechanism of fluid removal from the lungs and the symptoms of pulmonary edema along with the diagnostic findings of a patient with pulmonary edema.
  • Outline the basic treatment strategies for neurogenic pulmonary edema.
  • List therapies used to treat cardiogenic pulmonary edema.
  • Identify the causes of high altitude pulmonary edema.
  • Describe the problem(s) associated with an increase in capillary hydrostatic pressure.
  • Describe the chest x-ray of a patient with fluid concentrating in hilar areas.
  • Describe the action(s) of Morphine in the treatment of pulmonary edema.
  • Explain affect of a decreased oncotic pressure with liver disease.
  • List causes of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema and the role of adult respiratory distress syndrome in pulmonary edema along with barriers to and the therapy used in the initial treatment of pulmonary edema.
  • 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.