NURS6501 Week 3 Concepts of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders

NURS6501 Week 3 Concepts of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders

NURS6501 Week 3 Concepts of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders

Week 3: Concepts of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders

The respiratory system and the circulatory system work well together to maintain good health. Even though they cooperate closely when both are well, an illness or problem that develops in one of them can have a major effect on both, impairing their capacity to function together.

The primary causes of death and among the most frequent causes of hospital visits are cardiovascular and respiratory diseases and illnesses. The most well-known ailments are heart disease and pneumonia, although a wide range of conditions can affect how one or both systems work physiologically.

You study the foundational ideas of cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses this week. You study prevalent illnesses and disorders that affect these systems, and you put into practice the essential vocabulary and notions that assist explain the pathophysiological underpinnings of these problems.

NURS6501 Week 3 Concepts of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Analyze concepts and principles of pathophysiology across the lifespan

Learning Resources

Required Readings 

McCance, K. L. & Huether, S. E. (2019). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier.

  • Chapter 32: Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems; Summary Review
  • Chapter 33: Alterations of Cardiovascular Function (stop at Dysrhythmias); Summary Review
  • Chapter 35: Structure and Function of the Pulmonary System; Summary Review
  • Chapter 36: Alterations of Pulmonary Function (stop at Disorders of the chest wall and pleura); (obstructive pulmonary diseases) (stop at Pulmonary artery  hypertension); Summary Review NURS6501 Week 3 Concepts of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders

Inamdar, A. A. & Inamdar, A. C. (2016). Heart failure: Diagnosis, management, and utilization, 5(7). doi:10.3390/jcm5070062

Required Media

Module 2 Overview with Dr. Tara Harris 

Dr. Tara Harris reviews the structure of Module 2 as well as the expectations for the module. Consider how you will manage your time as you review your media and Learning Resources throughout the module to prepare for your Knowledge Check and Assignment. (4m)

Pneumonia

MedCram. (2015, September 14). Pneumonia explained clearly by MedCram.com [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqyPECmkSeo

Note: The approximate length of the media program is 13 minutes.

Online Media from Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children

In addition to this week’s media, it is highly recommended that you access and view the resources included with the course text, Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children. Focus on the videos and animations in Chapters 32, 33, 35, and 36 that relate to cardiorespiratory systems and alteration in cardiorespiratory systems. Refer to the Learning Resources in Week 1 for registration instructions. If you have already registered, you may access the resources at https://evolve.elsevier.com/

Knowledge Check: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders

In this exercise, you will complete a 10- to 20-essay type question Knowledge Check to gauge your understanding of this module’s content.

Possible topics covered in this Knowledge Check include: NURS6501 Week 3 Concepts of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders

    • myocardial infarction
    • endocarditis
    • myocarditis
    • valvular disorders
    • lipid panels
    • coagulation
    • clotting cascade
    • deep vein thrombosis
    • hypertension
    • heart failure
    • COPD
    • asthma
    • pneumonias

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Complete the Knowledge Check by Day 7 of Week 3

To complete this Knowledge Check:

Module 2 Knowledge Check

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NURS6501 Week 3 Concepts of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders