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NURS 61

The emphasis of this course in on the assessment and management of patients with acute respiratory compromise, acute and chronic pulmonary disease, as well as the physiological effects of mechanical ventilator support. Pulmonary pressures, lung volume, compliance, resistance, ventilation, perfusion, diffusion, respiratory control, work of breathing, and physiologic changes that occur with respiratory failure, will also be presented. Pre-requisite: Cardiovascular Module