When disorders occur in the lower respiratory system, they can be deadly. Infections within this system are common and are encountered in all healthcare settings. Prevention and management of lower respiratory infections are critical to the health of the individuals under your care. Nurses must understand the pathophysiology of lower respiratory infections in order to properly assess and manage individuals with these conditions and prevent hospitalization.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Understanding and Managing Pneumonia
Classifications of Pneumonia
Pathophysiology of Pneumonia
Section 3: Conclusion
Lynda Welch is a registered nurse with an extensive career history in long-term care management. She provides general administrative and clinical nursing consultative services to staff in long-term care homes. Lynda is also a legal nurse consultant. Her understanding of operational and clinical issues related to long term care, combined with her ability to read and interpret government standards and legislation, provides plaintiff, defense and labour lawyers with an objective, evidence-based opinion related to relevant standards of care.Disclosure: Lynda Welch, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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