Thoracic Viscera
Thoracic Viscera

Thoracic Viscera

by Craig Canby, PhD

The thorax contains the cardiovascular and respiratory organs, which are required for immediate sustenance of life. It also facilitates the communication between the head and the abdomen by allowing passage to the esophagus and the gastrointestinal efferents of the vagus nerve.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the anatomy of the heart and great vessels; the mediastinum and the structures it encompasses; the trachea, lungs, and pleura; the esophagus; and the great vessels, including the vagus nerve.

For optimal comprehension, the student is encouraged to correlate the lessons of this course with their counterparts in histology, physiology, and embryology. Special emphasis should be given to the biophysical principles that explain fluid mechanics and positive and negative pressures.

Because of their immediate significance in the preservation of life, the organs of the thorax are a priority in any emergency scenario. For example, in basic and advanced cardiovascular life support, when resuscitation must take place, the first things that are assessed are the integrity of the airway (A), breathing (B), and circulation (C). There are a multitude of conditions that affect the organs of the thorax, including infectious entities (e.g., pneumonia), trauma (e.g., open pneumothorax), and malignancies (e.g., squamous cell carcinoma of the lung).

For a competent physician and nurse, a good understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the thorax is key to grasping the conditions that affect it and the indicated therapeutic measures for each, which allow for the provision of high-quality emergency care.

Course Details

  • Videos 25
  • Duration 2:58 h
  • Quiz questions 93
  • Concept Pages 6

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Your Educators of course Thoracic Viscera

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is a Professor of Anatomy and the Associate Dean for Academic Curriculum and Medical Programs at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, Iowa, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
For his achievements in teaching and research, he received various awards such as the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the prestigious Hancher-Finkbine Medallion.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Canby teaches courses on Anatomy.


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Thoracic viscera
By paola B. on 21. January 2022 for Thoracic Viscera

Very good and practical videos ,learn a lot about it

 
TREMENDOUS EXPLANATION
By robin b. on 09. January 2022 for Chambers and Great Vessels โ€“ Heart (Cor)

THANKS FOR EXPLAINING EVERYTHING PROPERLY I AM REALLY AMAZED BY THE WAY YOU MAKE IT EASIER TO UNDERSTAND

 
Thoracic Viscera by a doctor Craig Canby many thanks indeed.
By Gulbanu S. on 20. October 2021 for Thoracic Viscera

Yes, Thoracic Viscera is very important as all vital organs sitting in the thoracic cavity embraced with the viscera vice versa parietal. Many thanks for perfect presentation.

 
me gusta que sea sencillo
By Luissinia H. on 04. September 2021 for Thoracic Viscera

Lo relata simple. Me parece que es adecuado para formacion de pregrado y para quienes queremos repasar el contenido y aprender mรกs