Respiratory System Assessment - A Basic Guide

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Lecture Overview

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.


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Renee Di Giuseppe

Renee Di Giuseppe is a registered nurse: critical care who holds a master of health science (critical care). She works in the intensive care unit of a large public hospital in Melbourne. Renee has a great passion for nursing and enjoys presenting regularly for Ausmed Education. Renee holds valuable experience as a clinical teacher for undergraduate nursing students and has extensive experience as an ANUM, an acting NUM within the intensive care unit. See Educator Profile

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First Published25 March 2017
Updated25 March 2017
16 May 2019
Clinical Assessment
Anatomy and Physiology
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