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Course: Nuclear Medicine

Module: NMT/RT Part 6: Anatomy & Physiology - Pulmonary

Module Description:
Audience: Radiologic Technologists and Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Prerequisites: None
This course is part of the Anatomy and Physiology Review for NMT/RT. This course on Pulmonary A&P and Arterial Blood Gases presents a brief overview of the structures and functions of the pulmonary system as well as its role in the regulation of gas exchange and the maintenance of acid/base balance. Content includes A&P of the respiratory system, mechanisms that control respiration, diffusion and gas exchange, oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve and the factors that affect the work of breathing. Techniques for obtaining and analyzing arterial blood gases are described, and differentiation of imbalance pathologies are discussed. Course structure encompasses clinical presentation and management of patients with various acid/base imbalances.


This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT regulations state that an individual may not repeat a self-learning activity for credit if it was reported in the same or any subsequent biennium.


Note: Do not take this course if you have already take 'Anatomy and Physiology for NMT/RT: Part 6 - Pulmonary'


Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
• discuss the mechanisms that control respiration
• discuss the steps in diffusion and gas exchange
• discuss the relationships described by the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve
• describe factors that affect the work of breathing
• discuss the clinical implications of normal and abnormal ABG values
• discuss compensation mechanisms for pH imbalances
• describe ABG test processes and interpretation


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Sponsor and/or Accreditation: American Society of Radiologic Technologists Category A+
Credits: 0.75
Price: $20.00
Module Expiration Date:
6/10/2019: 12:00 AM(Eastern Time)
Study Days Available:
6 months



 

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