Education & CPD

Assessment and Management of the Patient with Respiratory Conditions

5.0 CEUs

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  •   Date: Thursday, 06 December 2018
  •   Registration: Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:00
  •   Start: Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:00
  •   End: Thursday, 06 December 2018 15:30
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme is designed to provide nurses who work in the hospital setting with the knowledge to manage adult patients with respiratory conditions. This is  necessary as nursing services are now delivered in an environment involving greater
complexity and increasing levels of technology. Nurses may have to intervene promptly in response to sudden changes in a patient’s respiratory status. This course will provide the skills and knowledge required to carry out respiratory assessment and recognise compromised respiratory function. It will explore topics such as acute respiratory compromise, respiratory failure, respiratory assessment and non-invasive ventilation.
  • Thursday, 06 December 2018

  • 10:00
    Introduction & Objectives
  • 10:10
    Overview Respiratory Anatomy & Physiology
  • 10:30
    Acute Respiratory Compromise
  • 10:50
    Respiratory Failure
  • 11:15
  • 11:30
    Respiratory Assessment
  • 12:00
    Case presentation Workshop
  • 13:30
  • 14:15
    Non Invasive Ventilation
  • 15:00
    Pulmonary Pharmacology
  • 15:30
    Questions & Answers & Evaluation
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), (2010) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults in primary and secondary care, updated guidelines ,UK.

  2. Cornforth, A., (2012) Diagnosis and management of COPD, Nurse Prescribing, pp. 65 – 71.

  3. De Silva, S.J., (2009) Delivering non-invasive respiratory support to patients in hospital., Nursing Standard, pp.35-39..

  4. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), (2012) British guideline on the management of asthma; a national clinical guideline ,Edinburgh.

  5. Woodrow, P., (2007) Caring for patients receiving oxygen therapy., Nursing Older People, pp.31-36..

  6. Preston, W., (2013) The increasing use of non-invasive ventilation., Practice Nursing, pp.114-9.

  7. Pertab D, (2009) Principles of mechanical ventilation -- a critical review., British Journal of Nursing, pp.915-8.

  8. Pertab, D., (2009) Principles of non-invasive ventilation: a critical review of practice issues., British Journal of Nursing, pp.1004-8..

  9. British Thoracic Society Standards of Care Committee, (2002) British Thoracic Society guideline; Non-invasive ventilation in acute respiratory failure , Thorax, pp.192-211..

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