The Respiratory System

The Respiratory System 

The respiratory system is that which allows us to breathe and distribute oxygen through our entire body. Through learning about the functions of the system, you can provide better care resulting in a healthier, happier client.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-RESPSYS
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2024
Learning Objectives:
Describe the basic functioning of the respiratory system.
Identify common conditions/disorders of the respiratory system.
State the related signs and symptoms of each disorder to observe and report.
Describe how to provide care to the person with respiratory illness.

Objectives Describe the basic functioning of the respiratory system Identify common condition/disorders of the respiratory system State the related signs and symptoms of each disorder to observe and report Describe how to provide care to the person with respiratory illness Respiration Respiration process Open airway Decreased oxygen Recognizing respiratory distress Normal respiratory function Person’s respiratory history Respiratory problems after surgery Respiratory distress signs and symptoms Disorders and complications Asthma Triggers Mild or severe symptoms Recognize signs and symptoms Symptoms asthma Care asthma Care obstructive pulmonary disease Causes of COPD Other risk factors Emphysema Symptoms of COPPD Barrel chest Care COPD And remember… Bronchitis Acute bronchitis Chronic bronchitis Symptoms bronchitis Care bronchitis Influenza (flu) Symptoms flu Care flu Pneumonia Pneumonia treatment Post-operative people Aspiration pneumonia Symptoms pneumonia Care pneumonia Pneumothorax Symptoms pneumothorax Care pneumothorax Pneumothorax and chest tube Elevate head Atelectasis Symptoms atelectasis Care atelectasis Pulmonary embolism Large clot Who is at risk? Symptoms pulmonary embolism Care pulmonary embolism Tuberculosis TB infection TB disease Symptoms TB Care TB Bill Brown Mr. Brown signs and symptoms Information for supervisor Actions to take Mrs. Green Amount of oxygen Positioning Activity restrictions Airway emergencies Call 9-1-1 Positioning the person with respiratory illness High fowlers and orthopedic Tracheostomy Reasons for tracheostomy Secretions with tracheostomy Communication issues Mechanical ventilator Care of the person on mechanical ventilation Activity – respiratory match game

Instructor: Sally Brounstein, RN
Sally Brounstein, RN, is a Regional Nurse Educator with Providence Health & Services in Oregon, with more than 40 years experience overseeing competency assessment for all RNs, CNAs, and Techs hired in the Portland, Oregon, service area.  She has also developed the CNA2 acute care program at Portland Community College, where she has been an instructor for more than six years, providing training in conjunction with OHSU and Legacy Health System.  Disclosure: Sally Brounstein, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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