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Digital Seminar

The Lungs in Detail

Angelica Dizon
6 Hours 17 Minutes
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Mar 12, 2015
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THE LUNG REVEALED - Examine the structure and function of the components of the lungs, airways and endocrine controls that affect pulmonary function.

OXYGEN DELIVERY AND CONSUMPTION - Find out how the lung controls acid/base balance and the mechanisms that protect the body from hypoxic injury.

COMMON PULMONARY CONDITIONS - Find out what is really going on during acute pulmonary edema, COPD, and pulmonary embolism.

LESS COMMON PULMONARY DISORDERS - Discover the pathophysiologic mechanisms behind less common pulmonary disorders such as ARDS, hospital-acquired pneumonia, and pulmonary hypertension.

Slowly and silently your lungs pull air in and out several times a minute – sometimes slowly, sometimes rapidly, always with perfect control. When things go wrong, the lungs can become incredibly complex organs to diagnose and treat.

Have you ever wondered why:

  • Patients who suffer respiratory arrest often complain of anxiety as much as 8 hours before they decompensate?
  • Pulse oximetry can be normal when your patient is having difficulty breathing?
  • Abnormal breath sounds form and what they mean?

If you have a hard time explaining to your patients about how a pulmonary embolism affects lung function or why some asthmatics can become hypoxic and stop breathing, then you need to go back to the basics with the help of a mentor who can really make the information easy and understandable.

Most of us learned our anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in school where we were focused primarily on passing the class. We memorized, we studied, but we quickly forgot.

Understanding the essential concepts of pulmonary anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology will help you find patient complications faster and respond to them more appropriately. In addition:

  • You will communicate more effectively with physicians and your peers,
  • You will feel more confident,
  • You will provide safer and more effective care!




NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Angelica Dizon's Profile

Angelica Dizon Related seminars and products: 4


Angelica F. Dizon, MD, BSN, MBA-HCM, RN, is a registered nurse and a doctor of medicine with two decades of experience in clinical practice and academic teaching, predominantly in the hospital setting.

Angelica has been well recognized for her past work in medical surgical roles, and has also gained experiences working in home health care and skilled nursing. Most recently, she’s serving as the director of clinical services in one of the leading home healthcare agencies in Maryland.

Her diverse experiences have provided her with a unique patient perspective to facilitate the highest level of patient care – anticipated findings, as well as identification and monitoring of various disease states. Her passion and talent for educating and mentoring other healthcare professionals will make this an event you don’t want to miss!

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Angelica F. Dizon is a faculty member for Radians College. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Angelica F. Dizon has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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The Lung Revealed

  • From Airway to Alveolar Capillary Membrane
  • The Mechanics of Breathing
  • Resistance and Compliance
  • Gas Exchange
  • Relating Form and Function: The Ins and Out, Wherefores and Whys of an Integrated Assessment

Oxygen Delivery and Consumption

  • Oxygenation, Ventilation and Perfusion
  • Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve
  • Minute Ventilation (RR x TV)
  • Oxygen Delivery vs. Oxygen Demand

Common Pulmonary Conditions: How and Why They Upset the Balance

  • Acute Pulmonary Edema
    • Predisposing Factors: Begin with the End in Mind
    • Pathophysiology: Changes in Surfactant = Changes in Compliance and Oxygenation
    • Presentation and Emergent Management: It’s Over in a Flash!
  • COPD
    • Presentation: Why the Pursed lips and Barrel Chest?
      • Pathophysiology: It’s All About the Alveolar Septum!
      • Projected Clinical Course: PROACTIVE not Reactive!
  • Pulmonary Embolism
    • The Role of D-Dimer
    • An Integrated Approach to Assessment
    • Charting a Proactive Projected Clinical Course
  • Asthma
    • Pathology and Pharmacology
    • Airway Smooth Muscle
    • Edema
    • Infection and Inflammation
    • Rate Control

Less Common Pulmonary Disorders: Why They Take Your Breath Away

  • ARDS
    • Avian influenza, Various Viruses, Drowning and more…!
    • Assessment Findings…
    • Advanced Ventilation strategies…
    • Recruitment: APRV and HFOV…
  • Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
    • Risk Factors and Reimbursement: Begin with the End in Mind
    • Risk Management: An ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure!
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Hypertension Pathophysiology: It Gets You Right in the Heart!
    • Hidden Clues: Relating Physical Assessment to Pharmacologic Management…




  • Compare and contrast negative-pressure ventilation with positive-pressure ventilation.
  • Describe the relationship between ventilation and perfusion.
  • Compare and contrast normal and abnormal chest x-ray findings.
  • Describe the desired outcomes of properly applied mechanical ventilation.
  • Compare and contrast volume and pressure control mechanical ventilation.


Target Audience

Nurses, Respiratory Care Practitioners, and other Healthcare Professionals



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"Excellent seminar"

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