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 Nursing Resources - Respiratory
Professional Organization Links:

Respiratory Nursing Society (RNS)

Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists
American Thoracic Society
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
National Emphysema Foundation
American Lung Association
Overview and General Topics

Anaphylaxis -
Interpretation of the Arterial Blood Gas - Self-learning packet .pdf
Acid-Base Tutorial
Acid Base Tutorial (2)
Acid-Base Physiology - Online book
Acid-Base Balance -
Blood Gas Basics - Broken down into small segments
ABG’s--It’s All In The Family - tutorial



Airway Management
Bedside emergency: Respiratory Distress
Detecting changes in the respiratory status of ward patients -
Respiratory assessment in adults -
Chest Exam Video - 10 min.
Breath Sounds - 3 examples
Respiratory assessment adult and child - [note-link to next pages in the left side window]
Respiratory Auscultation -with sound samples
Dyspnea -What's All the Huffing and Puffing About? -
Dyspnea Symptom Guidelines - .pdf

Patient Care
Nursing Careplan: Fatigue -
Nursing Careplan: Impaired gas exchange -
Nursing Protocol - Respiratory Compromise -
Related Diseases & Conditions


Asthma Medications Chart -
Asthma Action Plan - teaching and recording tool
Asthma and Pregnancy -

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

What Is COPD? -
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - Pt. teaching
Nutrition for a patient with COPD -
COPD - Patient Handout
End Stage COPD - A case study and overview .pdf


What is pulmonary emphysema? -
Nursing Careplan: Ineffective breathing pattern

Chronic Bronchitis (see COPD/Emphysema)

Cystic Fibrosis

What is it? - Quick overview
Cystic fibrosis - Nursing overview
Pt. teaching on CF infant nutrition - .pdf
Pt. teaching on CF toddler nutrition - .pdf
Nutrition and CF: Changes through life - .pdf

CF Educational Case Study - .ppt

Interstitial Lung Diseases / Pulmonary Fibrosis

Interstitial Lung Diseases (Pulmonary Fibrosis) - Overview
Ideopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - .pdf Pt. Brochure

Lung Cancer

Pleural Effusions


Illistration of pneumonia - pic
Overview -
Care Path:Pneumonia - .pdf
Patient-Family Teaching Tool
- .pdf

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Hypertension





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