PULMONARY A & P OVERVIEW
You need an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the pulmonary system in order to care for patients with pulmonary dysfunction. The pulmonary system consists of the thorax, conducting airways, respiratory airways, and pulmonary blood and lymph supply.
After successfully completing this module, you will be able to:
- Explain the process of respiration
- Identify the primary functions of the pulmonary system
- Define lung capacity and volume terms
- List obstructive and restrictive pulmonary diseases