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Navigate Respiratory Care: Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
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Author(s): Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN-13: 9781449679668
  • ISBN-10:1449679668
  • Navigate Course     pages      © 2013
    Access Code Subscription Length: 365 Days
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A New Paradigm for Respiratory Care Education

Navigate Respiratory Care is a comprehensive, online 10-course curriculum that uniquely prepares students for a rewarding career as a Respiratory Therapist. Learn more about all 10 courses.

Navigate Respiratory Care: Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology is one of the 10 online courses in the Navigate Respiratory Care curriculum. This course reviews the pathophysiology of respiratory disease. The lessons are separated by disease with each lesson discussing etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and outlook. Some of the diseases will be encountered frequently but this course also prepares the student for rarer disorders that they may treat in the future.

Course Features

  • Course objectives align to the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) matrix for the new Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Examination certification exams
  • Authoritative and interactive content is instructionally designed using best practices from Bloom’s Taxonomy and adult learning theory with a focus on developing cognitive intelligence and practical skills needed for success in clinical practice
  • Student assessments, interactive activities, and remediation help improve outcomes
  • Course management tools help instructors save time and monitor student progress


  • Easily adaptable for instructor-led courses taught on-ground, online, or in hybrid formats
  • Each course can be adopted independently, or adopted as a complete curriculum solution
  • All courseware can be used with or without an optional print textbook, depending on course needs
  • Improve institutional retention, persistence, and student outcomes at less cost than with traditional textbook models

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  • 1:40-2:40 = Course Overview
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Course Content Includes:

  • Interactive Lectures w/Audio
  • Correlation Matrix
  • Interactive Practice Activities
  • Practice Quizzes
  • Lesson Case Study
  • Discussion Questions
  • Lesson Assignment
  • Icons to highlight important information – infection control, safety, caution, legal and ethical
  • Lesson Summary

Course Objectives

  1. Identifies the advanced patient assessments that are essential to diagnosing respiratory diseases.
  2. Describes the role of the respiratory therapist as patient educator and decision maker.
  3. Discusses COPD and the role of the respiratory therapist in its treatment.
  4. Defines and describes asthma and how it is treated and managed.
  5. Describes bronchiectasis and the management of the disorder.
  6. Discusses ALI and ARDS, its pathophysiology, and the protocols for treatment and management.
  7. Explains the common infectious lung diseases, how they are diagnosed, treated, and managed.
  8. Explains the relationship of pulmonary vascular diseases to patient respiratory status.
  9. Describes the traumas and shock that affect respiration and how they are treated.
  10. Discusses lung cancer and how it is treated and managed.
  11. Describes how neuromuscular disorders affect respiration and how that situation is treated and managed.
  12. Defines and explains cystic fibrosis, its clinical manifestations, and long-term management.
  13. Identifies the distinguishing characteristics of laryngotracheobronchitis and epiglottitis and how they are treated.
  14. Describes RDS, how it manifests itself, and how it is treated and managed.
  15. Discusses the clinical manifestations, treatment, and management of BPD.
  Lesson 1: Advanced Patient Assessment
  Lesson 2: Decision Making and Patient Education
  Lesson 3: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  Lesson 4: Asthma
  Lesson 5: Bronchiecstasis
  Lesson 6: ALI and ARDS
  Lesson 7: Infectious Lung Diseases
  Lesson 8: Pulmonary Vascular Diseases
  Lesson 9: Trauma and Shock
  Lesson 10: Lung Cancer
  Lesson 11: Neuromuscular Disorders
  Lesson 12: Cystic Fibrosis
  Lesson 13: Laryngotracheobronchitis and Epiglottitis
  Lesson 14: Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  Lesson 15: Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

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