Applications of Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics: Pulmonary Function Testing and Interpretation (PFT)
|Course Name||Applications of Cardiopulmonary Diagnostics: Pulmonary Function Testing and Interpretation (PFT)|
|Course Catagory||Respiratory Care|
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Identify the muscles used during inspiration and exhalation
- Describe the changes that occur in lung and pleural pressures during exhalation
- Explain how these changes are significant as they relate to: compliance (volume/pressure relationship) and airway resistance (volume/time relationship)
- Discuss factors which may alter compliance and airway resistance.
- Discuss the relationship between compliance, pleural pressures, and airway resistance
- Describe the mechanics involved in normal inspiration and exhalation.
- Compare normal mechanics of ventilation to abnormal mechanics as they relate to pathological changes
- Define four lung volumes and four lung capacities: describe how normal predicted values are determined, list approximate normal adult ranges for each, differentiate between lung volumes and lung capacities and diagram the lung volumes and capacities in relationship to each other.