Upon completion of this module, learner will be able to:
1) Analyze processes that impact oxygenation and perfusion
- Appraise common signs and symptoms of altered oxygenation and perfusion
- Describe diagnostics treatment modalities and nursing intervention relevant to altered perfusion
- Explore the pathophysiologic reasons for clinical manifestations and management of alterations in oxygenation and perfusion
Required readings and resources:
Sorenson, M., Quinn, L., & Klein, D. (2019). Pathophysiology: Concepts of human disease. Pearson Education.
Pages 422 – 423; and pages 532 – 533.
Read chapters 17 – 27 focusing on sections as needed for your Health Alteration Analysis and substantive additions
Take a look in the Additional Resources Specific to Pathophysiology folder in the course shell and search for topics related to oxygenation and perfusion
David Woodruff, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, CNE has published a number of excellent presentations on youtube. I am no longer linking them into specific modules as they are nearly or more than ten years old, and most are lengthy. However, if you want more detail on a specific concept, go to youtube and enter David Woodruff in the search bar. His videos are excellent in explaining pathophysiology
Alilia Medical Media is a valuable Youtube channel with lots and lots of excellent and short videos. I have not watched all of them, but what I have watched are excellent. Here is the link https://www.youtube.com/c/Alilamedicalmedia/videos
Osmosis is another Youtube channel I have found valuable. Again, I have not watched all of them, but what I have seen has been good. As an example, I was challenged trying to understand the cytokine storm we heard much about during COVID. Osmosis has a video (just over 10 minutes long) that helped me. Here is the link to Osmosis https://www.youtube.com/c/osmosis/videos
The Khan Academy has a lot of engaging videos. Those I have viewed are high quality and accurate. I find this site a little more challenging to navigate than Alilamedicalmedia or Osmosis. You can start your investigation at https://www.khanacademy.org/
‘Crash Course’ videos on Youtube can provide a nice overview before you get started reviewing professional evidence based resources. Go to youtube and then in the search bar, enter ‘crash course pathophysiology’.