Pulmonary Edema, 3rd edition

About the Course
The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to provide advanced respiratory care practitioners with up-to-date continuing education on the pathophysiologic processes, clinical findings, diagnoses, etiologic factors, and current trends in the management of pulmonary edema.

Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the alveolar/capillary membrane and fluid transudation.
  • Describe basic pathophysiological mechanisms that cause pulmonary edema.
  • Identify specific examples of disorders leading to noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, their common clinical presentation, and possible interventions.
  • Discuss alterations in basic heart physiology that may cause cardiogenic pulmonary edema.
  • Summarize the diagnostic studies used to confirm pulmonary edema and current trends in treatment strategies.
About the Author
Lauren Driscoll, MHPE, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, is an adjunct clinical instructor at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a respiratory therapist at the University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, Kansas. She earned her master of Health Professions Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine; her bachelor’s degree at Midland University; and her RRT at CHI Health. Ms. Driscoll serves as American Heart Association Training Center Faculty for BLS, ACLS, and PALS, as well a Trustee for the Kansas Respiratory Care Society.
How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% 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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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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