Date & Time
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
458 Nursing Assessment, Interpretation & Treatment of Lung Sounds

Nearly 37 million Americans live with a chronic lung disease such as asthma, COPD, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. Proper nursing assessment skills are critical in determining the severity of a patient's illness, the knowledge of what medical care can be provided on-site, or the recognition that the patient needs a higher level of care for the best patient outcome. This session will focus on the best nursing practices for lung sound assessment, recognizing potentially life threatening events, provision of appropriate treatment for respiratory issues, the importance of re-evaluations, and the appropriate documentation of all findings and treatment provided.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe normal and abnormal lung sounds
  • Identify the components of a comprehensive nursing lung sound assessment
  • Discuss appropriate treatments for common lung ailments

Level Basic