ACUTE PULMONARY DISORDERS:
Meeting the Challenge

Up Faculty Objectives Schedule

OBJECTIVES

Discuss the pathological alterations following pulmonary embolism.

Explain how multiple sources of oxygen supply to the lung prevent pulmonary infarction in most patients sustaining a PE.

Discuss the use of prophylactic measures for thromboembolism.

List the pharmacological treatment of PE and the associated nursing implications.

List the diagnostic tests used in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.

Explain the three pathological factors leading to increased airways resistance during an acute severe asthma attack.

Discuss the assessment parameters that are relevant during an attack of acute severe asthma.

Explain the pharmacological treatment of acute severe asthma.

List the most common causes of COPD exacerbation.

List the goals of management of a COPD exacerbation.

Discuss the role of BiPAP in managing COPD exacerbation.

List the three types of bronchodilators used during COPD exacerbation.

Discuss the clinical effects of the Beta 2 agonists when used for COPD exacerbation.