Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology, 2nd Edition

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, 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.
How to receive credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete:
  • A mandatory test (a passing score of 75 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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