Respiratory Assessment

$39.00

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for the outline, speaker biography, and more.

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Description

Duration:
120 minutes including a Q&A

Includes:
•  A certificate of completion
•  The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
•  A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

Objectives:
At the end of the session, participants will:
1. Understand the importance of the health history specific for a pulmonary assessment
2. Review mnemonics to aide in the history-taking process
3. Review the components of the physical exam of the pulmonary system
4. Compare and contrast normal and adventitious breath sounds with respect to location and sound description
5. Understand the difference between oxygen therapy devices and their use

Description:
Take a Deep Breath…its time for a Respiratory Assessment! The respiratory system is one of the most important assessments we can undertake, yet counting breaths and listening to lung sounds are often rushed. Sometimes it’s easier to say “chest sounds congested”, but being able to identify rales from rhonchi will give you and others very important information, as will stridor and wheezing. While respiratory rate and sounds are important, what else do you need to pay attention to? When does the respiratory assessment tell you the patient is in trouble? And all those oxygen devices and masks…what’s the difference between them? When do you use which device or mask?  Let Holly Feist, RN, BN, MN, ACCN help you improve your respiratory assessment skills and answer your most pressing questions in this long awaited webinar on the respiratory system.

Who Should Attend?:
•  Nurses in all Adult Respiratory,  Acute Care, Emergency  and Complex Care Settings
•  Nurses in Primary Care; Home Care and Continuing Care settings
•  Nurses or Students planning employment in the above settings
•  EMT’s, TeleHealth, Outpost and Occupational Health Nurses
•  Educator and Managers

***May be too basic for ICU nurses and webinar will not cover ventilator use ***

Holly Feist, RN, BN, MN, ACCN is currently an Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator in the Advanced Studies for Critical Care Nursing (ACCN) Program – Emergency Stream at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Holly has worked in emergency and intensive care units and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the PICU at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. She continues to pick up shifts in those settings. Holly’s graduate studies focused on educating acute care nurses about the phenomena of urgency in relation to rapid response systems (RRS). She was instrumental in piloting the first documented introduction of an RRS that responds to ED calls and she has presented on this topic globally. In her spare time Holly enjoys reading, making handmade cards, walking her adorable dogs, playing with her nephew and travelling the globe.  Holly enjoys engaging with others about their experiences in the ER and ICU and you are invited to contact her at hfeist@mtroyal.ca.