M5L4_Overview_Lungs

This lesson will explore the following topics:

Pulmonary impairments cause a wide range of disabilities; in some cases, the impairment may have little or no impact, but in other cases it may cause a total inability to function. This lesson is intended to introduce students to a wide variety of pulmonary impairments including: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchiectasis, asthma, occupational diseases, cystic fibrosis, and several others. Life care planning implications will be addressed for each of the different impairments.

  • Understand the life care planning implications for various pulmonary impairments
  • Describe the evaluation of pulmonary impairments as outlined by the American Medical Association’s grading system
  • Be able to identify the various types of pulmonary impairments
  • Describe the pulmonary differences in children
  • Understand the life care planning implications for children with asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and other pulmonary disorders

Learning Activities

1. Listen to the two (2) audio lectures for this lesson

2. Readings

Please also see:

3. Text Readings

  • If you have the Second Edition, Read Chapter 17: “Life Care Planning for the Child with Asthma and Other Chronic Respiratory Conditions” in Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management
  • If you have the First Edition, Read Chapter 21: “Life Care Planning for the Child with Asthma and Other Chronic Respiratory Conditions” in Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management

This chapter will acquaint the student with life care planning issues for children with chronic respiratory conditions and asthma. The author, Susan G. Engleman, addresses the pulmonary differences in children and discusses congenital versus acquired disorders. Life care planning implications for pulmonary disorders such as cystic fibrosis, asthma,bronchopulmonary dysplasia, chronic lung disease of prematurity, and several others are described.

Image credit: By Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator (Patrick J. Lynch, medical illustrator) [CC-BY-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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