HLT 3400 Lecture 6: Respiratory A&P

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HLT 3400
Diana Stanforth

Respiratory System AP The role of the respiratory system is to maintain homeostasis of carbon dioxide and oxygen. Respiratory disorders are widespread. They can be acute or chronic. Clients with respiratory disorders are often anxious and fearful they may die. Nurses must be involved in preventing and providing care for these clients. These chapters will discuss the medications used to correct, prevent, or maintain respiratory function. Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe the etiologic factors for: pathophysiologic conditions of, clinical manifestations associated with, and collaborative management for respiratory disorders. 2. Identify medical management, prevention, and rehabilitative needs for clients with respiratory disorders. Key Terms: Adrenergics (sympathomimetics) histamine antogonists Antagonists influenza Anticholinergics (parasympatholytics) nonsedating antihistamines Antigens reflex stimulation Antihistamines allergen Antitussive allergic asthma Corticosteroids alveoli Decongestants antibodies Empiric therapy antigen Expectorants asthmatic attack Bronchial asthma brondhodilators Chronic bronchitis emphysema Immunoglobulins lower respiratory tract (LRT) Upper respiratory tract (URT) status asthmaticus Abbreviations: COPD CNS MAOIs H 1 g E MDI URI PNS OTC H 2 ACh DPIs 1
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