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Health Careers Education
Cardiopulmonary Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
This course is designed to cover the anatomy and physiology of the healthy and diseased cardiopulmonary system. Emphasis is placed on the normal anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system as well as the pathology of respiratory and cardiac diseases.
Lara Skaggs
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1. Demonstrate knowledge of the normal anatomy and physiology of the cardiac and respiratory systems.
2. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology to include:
-Diffusion and gas exchange
-Gas transport
-Ventilation-perfusion relationships
-Control of ventilation
-Renal effects on respiratory function
3. Assess and interpret signs and symptoms of respiratory abnormalities.
4. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the following cardiopulmonary diseases to include etiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests and indicated respiratory treatments.
-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary diseases
-Respiratory Failure
-Pulmonary Thrombotic Disease and Pulmonary Edema
-Heart Failure
-Traumatic Lung Injury
-Smoke Inhalation and Burns
-Near Drowning
-Respiratory Distress Syndrome
-Neuromuscular Diseases
-Interstitial Lung Diseases
-Sleep Apnea
-Pneumonia and Tuberculosis
-Lung Cancer

Respiratory Care Therapists - NBRC
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Advanced Respiratory Therapist