Weekly study10 hours
Respiratory and Paediatrics Assessment
The course encourages learners to think about the structure and functions of the respiratory system. By looking at the patient case study introduced earlier in the program, the course will explore the importance of a respiratory consultation and history taking.
The second part of the course will focus on the physical assessment of children. You will have an opportunity to investigate and discuss how a consultation with a child differs from with adults as well as consider conditions that are more common to children.
What topics will you cover?
Week 1 :
- Anatomy and Physiology
- History taking
- The Respiratory Examination
- Common Conditions
- Communication and consultation with children
- Assessing children
- Physical assessment and common conditions
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explain how the respiratory function works
- Describe how history-taking and examination enables the clinician to identify abnormal findings
- Investigate the differences between assessing adults and children
Who is the course for?
The target audience for this course is any experienced nurse who wishes to, or finds themselves in a position to need to, extend their knowledge and skills to assess the health of their patients to diagnosis.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.
Who will you learn with?
Specialising in emergency care, Nicky Parker-Summers has 35 years clinical experience, including military nursing. She came to education in 2003, becoming an Assistant Professor in 2016.
With over 20 years experience, working nationally and internationally, within Acute and Emergency care, Claire has developed her own skills and experience to share knowledge and improve patient care.
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