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Respiratory Disorders: Alert, Hypoxia Ahead

Author(s): Heather Przybyl, Allison Tompeck

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Pulmonary

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Fees
Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

A thorough respiratory assessment is essential in identifying early patient decompensation. Tachypnea is the single best indicator of critical illness, representing the body not meeting metabolic demand. This presentation includes an unfolding case study, following a patient through progressive care and intensive care units. Topics include assessment findings, adjunct therapies, disease processes such as pneumonia and acute respiratory distress disorder.

Objectives

  • List normal physical findings and vital signs related to the pulmonary system.
  • Describe early signs of respiratory deteriorations.
  • Explain nursing interventions for patients in respiratory distress.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.

Accreditation

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.

Disclosure

Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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