ECCO 4: Caring for Patients with Pulmonary Disorders, Part 1 - PCU

ECCO 4: Caring for Patients with Pulmonary Disorders, Part 1 - PCU

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Online Course, 2020


Product Code: ECCO4P1pMIND

Caring for Patients with Pulmonary Disorders: Part 1

Subscription Length - 6 months


Pulmonary, Part 1 provides an in-depth review of pulmonary assessment techniques, including lung sounds, diagnostic tests and arterial blood gas interpretation. Additionally, this module provides a review of oxygen delivery devices, managing oxygenation and ventilation, and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation. Management of the following disorders are reviewed: pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary emboli, pneumonia, acute respiratory failure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute respiratory distress syndrome and pleural space abnormalities, including pneumothorax and hemothorax. Nursing priorities for managing post-pneumonectomy and post-thoracotomy are also included. Within each topic, you will explore assessments, interventions and potential complications.

Learning Objectives

  • Screen and monitor virtual patients requiring assessment for pulmonary disorders. 
  • Manage oxygenation and ventilation in the critically ill virtual patient.
  • Demonstrate care for virtual patients with pulmonary disorders.
  • Provide care for virtual patients with respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
  • Describe the care for virtual patients with pleural space abnormalities.
  • Describe a variety of thoracic surgical procedures.

Similar Resource

Some of the content in this modular course is also available in the free "COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources" course. 

Derived From ECCO

The contents of this modular course are from “Essentials of Critical Care Orientation” (ECCO) 4.0’s PCU track.

Designed for nurses new to working in progressive or intensive care units, ECCO applies current, evidence-based practice to equip learners with the knowledge and confidence to provide safe patient care in the PCU. Featuring evidence-based learning, real-life patient scenarios and virtual simulations, ECCO (PCU) consists of 17 modules that offer up to 67.72 continuing education (CE) contact hours. 

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CE hours are provided for this ECCO modular course.

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, Provider Number 0012. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP1036, for up to 5.47 contact hours. 

CE Expiration Date: July 1, 2026.

This product is nonrefundable.