Respiratory Disorders – Med-Surg Nursing
Respiratory Disorders – Med-Surg Nursing

Respiratory Disorders – Med-Surg Nursing

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

Nurses commonly care for patients with respiratory disorders. Performing respiratory assessments, interpreting relevant lab results, and appropriately applying oxygen are all foundational nursing skills.

In this course, you will learn about various respiratory disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, bronchospasm, respiratory failure, and pulmonary edema.

We’ll also review and discuss respiratory and cardiac anatomy and physiology, along with blood gas analysis in the setting of certain pulmonary disorders. Lastly, you’ll learn about important vaccines that can prevent infections and subsequent pulmonary pathologies.

Course Details

  • Videos 167
  • Duration 12:48 h
  • Quiz questions 399
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Respiratory Disorders – Med-Surg 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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Very informative and detailed.
By Karen R. on 13. March 2024 for Step 4: pH Match-up – ABG Interpretation (Nursing)

Undoubtedly, this is one of the best nursing resources available!!

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By Michael B. on 01. February 2024 for Step 2: CO₂ – ABG Interpretation (Nursing)

Rhonda teaches in a way that works for me. The questions, right speed of talk and graphic displays,

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Just the best way to simplify this topic. Teaching for you is a gift!

ABG Interpretation
By Helen N. on 03. December 2023 for Step 4: pH Match-up – ABG Interpretation (Nursing)

Thank you for the step by step approach in interpreting ABG. This makes learning easy. Thank you.