Operational Medicine Medical Education and Training

Respiratory Diseases and Disorders

CORRESPONDENCE COURSE

U.S. ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT CENTER AND SCHOOL

SUBCOURSE MD0568 EDITION 200

RESPIRATORY DISEASES AND DISORDERS

The respiratory tract has defense mechanisms that prevent most microorganisms and foreign objects from entering the lungs of a healthy person. Sometimes these defense mechanisms cannot resist invasion, and infection occurs.

The person's defenses may be weakened, damaged, or the invading agent may be too strong for the person's body to resist. As a Medical NCO, it is extremely important that you become aware of the characteristics and treatments for respiratory problems that you may encounter.

With the awareness of respiratory diseases and their general characteristics, you may be alert for signs and symptoms of such diseases in the soldiers in your care.

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Length: 98 Pages

Estimated Hours to Complete: 12

Format: PDF file

Size: 1.5 MB

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Anyone may take this course. However, to receive credit hours, you must be officially enrolled and complete an examination furnished by the Nonresident Instruction Branch at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Enrollment is normally limited to Department of Defense personnel. Others may apply for enrollment, but acceptance is not guaranteed

 

Respiratory Diseases and Disorders

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98 Pages
Est. 12 Hours
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

1 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Section I. Structure and Function of the Respiratory Organs

Section II. Accessory Structures of the Respiratory System

Section III. Physiology of Respiration

Exercises

2 PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Section I. General Approach to Physical Assessment

Section II. Steps of the Procedure

Exercises

3 INFECTIOUS RESPIRATORY DISEASES

Section I. Upper Respiratory Diseases

Section II. Upper Respiratory Diseases with Systemic Effects

Section III. Lower Respiratory Diseases

Section IV. Other Causes of Pneumonia

Exercises

4 CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASES

Section I. Asthma

Section II. Chronic Bronchitis

Section III. Emphysema

Exercises

5 RESPIRATORY DISORDERS

Section I. Hyperventilation Syndrome

Section II. Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Section III. Pulmonary Embolism

Section IV. Inhaled Toxic Substances

Exercises

TUBERCULOSIS

Exercises

 

 

 

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