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NURS 7490 Physiologic Variables for Nurse Anesthesia I—Respiratory (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course is an in-depth study of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the respiratory system and related anesthesia implications for the whole person. It complements physiologic principles learned in master's core courses. The concepts of ventilation and perfusion as well as oxygen transport will be examined. Assessment of baseline pulmonary function and alterations seen in common disease states will be reviewed. The effect of compromised pulmonary function and implications for the patient and the anesthesia plan will be discussed. The effect of surgery and anesthesia on the respiratory system will be emphasized.


Instructor(s): Denise Testa

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 19-Feb-14