Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Edition

19.95
Online
Elective
About the Course:

This basic-level course provides respiratory therapists with a review of the concepts and principles of anatomy and physiology that apply to clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy of the upper and lower airways.
  • Define the various cell types that make up the lower airway and alveoli.
  • List the components of the alveolar-capillary membrane.
  • Describe pulmonary circulation.
  • Relate how air movement is accomplished.
  • Identify and calculate the normal lung volumes, capacities, flows, and dead space volumes.
  • Discuss the protection and defenses of the lung.
  • Explain the role of pulmonary surfactant as it pertains to alveolar stability and expansion.
  • Describe the factors affecting the diffusion of gas between alveoli and blood.
  • Describe how oxygen and carbon dioxide are transported in the body.
  • Outline the neural control of the respiratory system.
About the Author: 

William Wojciechowski, MS, RRT, NPS

William Wojciechowski, MS, RRT, NPS, has served as
Chair and Associate professor in the baccalaureate degree
respiratory therapy program at the University of South
Alabama since 1979. Previously he served as Program
Director at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
from 1975 to 1979.
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Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Edition

19.95
About the Course:

This basic-level course provides respiratory therapists with a review of the concepts and principles of anatomy and physiology that apply to clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the anatomy of the upper and lower airways.
  • Define the various cell types that make up the lower airway and alveoli.
  • List the components of the alveolar-capillary membrane.
  • Describe pulmonary circulation.
  • Relate how air movement is accomplished.
  • Identify and calculate the normal lung volumes, capacities, flows, and dead space volumes.
  • Discuss the protection and defenses of the lung.
  • Explain the role of pulmonary surfactant as it pertains to alveolar stability and expansion.
  • Describe the factors affecting the diffusion of gas between alveoli and blood.
  • Describe how oxygen and carbon dioxide are transported in the body.
  • Outline the neural control of the respiratory system.
About the Author: 

William Wojciechowski, MS, RRT, NPS

William Wojciechowski, MS, RRT, NPS, has served as
Chair and Associate professor in the baccalaureate degree
respiratory therapy program at the University of South
Alabama since 1979. Previously he served as Program
Director at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
from 1975 to 1979.