Assessment of the Geriatric Patient: Respiratory System (Nursing)

Assessment of the Geriatric Patient: Respiratory System (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Among the important physiologic changes experienced by geriatric patients are changes to how the respiratory system functions. These include both anatomical and physiological changes, which can greatly affect older adults especially when sick.

In this course, you’ll learn about chest wall stiffening, the loss of elasticity in the lungs, and muscular changes that occur. You’ll also learn about changes in measurable pulmonary function, such as respiratory capacities.

Additionally, you’ll learn how to properly assess pulmonary function in older adults and be able to describe the interventions that nurses can put in place to minimize these respiratory changes.

Course Details

  • Videos 8
  • Duration 0:46 h
  • Quiz questions 22
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Assessment of the Geriatric Patient: Respiratory System (Nursing)

 Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Dr. Rhonda Lawes is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing in Oklahoma, USA.
She obtained her PhD in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2016.
Due to her achievements, she has earned numerous teaching awards. She teaches nursing students how to use the science of cognitive learning to maximize their study effectiveness.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Lawes is the Director of Nursing Education Programs, and teaches courses on Pharmacology (Nursing), Medical Surgical Nursing and Pathophysiology.

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