Respiratory Therapy: Pulmonary Edema 2nd Edition

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About Course #V7289

Release Date: January 19, 2018

Expiration Date: September 17, 2020

This intermediate-level course provides advanced respiratory care practitioners with up-to-date continuing education on the pathophysiologic processes, clinical findings, diagnoses, etiologic factors, and current trends in the management of pulmonary edema.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the alveolar/capillary membrane and fluid transudation.
  • Describe basic pathophysiological mechanisms that cause pulmonary edema.
  • Identify specific examples of disorders leading to noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, their common clinical presentation, and possible interventions.
  • Discuss alterations in basic heart physiology that may cause cardiogenic pulmonary edema.
  • Summarize the diagnostic studies used to confirm pulmonary edema and current trends in treatment strategies.

About the Author(s)

Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST, is an associate research professor and program director in the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Schools of Allied Health and Medicine, at Loma Linda University and program director of doctoral studies in health sciences at Trident University. She is also an adjunct researcher and advisor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, as well as the founder of Tranquility Community Health.

Amber Melendez, RCP, RRT, is currently working as a respiratory therapist for the Hesperia Unified School District, providing care to medically fragile students. She received her respiratory therapy education at Victor Valley College and has gained clinical experience in the areas of trauma, hyperbaric therapy, and emergency and intensive care.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.

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