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Navigate Respiratory Care: Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics
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Author(s): Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • ISBN-13: 9781449679675
  • Navigate Course     pages      © 2014
    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 Diagnostics is one of the 10 online courses in the Navigate Respiratory Care curriculum. This course covers the full range of cardiopulmonary indicators. Blood and hematology are discussed in sufficient detail for the respiratory therapist to understand how test results indicate potential problems. The diagnostics of imaging the cardiopulmonary system is presented as is the ECG and its findings. In addition to other related tests, the student examines interventional cardiopulmonary procedures.

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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Course Content Includes:

  • Interactive Lectures w/Audio
  • Correlation Matrix
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  • 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. Understand blood chemistry and hematology and how testing of blood yields significant cardiopulmonary information.
  2. Describe the procedure for performing a chest X-ray and understand how to interpret the results.
  3. Discuss chest X-ray abnormalities and their implications for the diagnosis of disease.
  4. Examine imaging methods other than X-ray including CAT scan, MRI, and ultrasound.
  5. Describe the pulmonary function test of spirometry, how it is performed, and what findings are obtained.
  6. Identify how pulmonary function testing is used to measure lung volumes and capacities and examine procedures to perform the related tests such as plethysmography.
  7. Discuss how pulmonary function testing is used to measure diffusing capacity and describe other specialized tests.
  8. Explain interpretation of all pulmonary function tests.
  9. Explain bronchoscopy as an interventional pulmonary procedure and the findings that can result.
  10. Describe thoracentesis as an interventional pulmonary procedure, the purpose it serves, and the respiratory therapist’s role in the performance of the procedure.
  11. Explain chest tube insertion, placement, and removal.
  12. Understand the performance of an ECG and advanced ECG reading and what they indicate.
  13. Explain indications for 12-lead ECG, its findings, and interpretations.
  14. Examine the process of hemodynamic monitoring and its purpose.
  15. Describe the abnormalities seen in hemodynamic monitoring and relate the procedure to shock.

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ISBN-13: 9781449679675

Additional Resources for Instructors


Bundle ISBN: 9781284033595
All 10 Navigate Respiratory Care online courses


Bundle ISBN: 9781284033533
Textbook: Pulmonary Function Testing and online course: Navigate Respiratory Care: Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics