Ventilation and perfusion: two different but equally as important concepts involved in assessing respiratory function. Would you know how to differentiate between these functions? This easy-to-understand overview will fill you with confidence for when you next perform a respiratory assessment on your patient.
Renee Di Giuseppe is a Critical Care Registered Nurse. She currently works in the intensive care unit at a large private hospital in Melbourne and holds a Master’s degree in Health Science (Critical Care). Renee has a great passion for nursing, with experience as a clinical teacher for undergraduate nursing students, and is heavily involved in clinical teaching in the intensive care unit.