Welcome to the Medtronic Ventilation Curriculum, Chapter 1: Introduction to Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology. This course is designed to give foundational understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the basic concepts of pulmonary anatomy and physiology and understand the normal functioning of the respiratory system.
- Explain how ventilation and circulation interact in the oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide elimination process.
- Define the ventilation-perfusion relationship.
- Describe the muscles of breathing and how they participate in the control of breathing.
This course provides one contact hour for nurses (California Board of Nursing), RTs (American Association of Respiratory Care), EMS professionals (CAPCE), and CRNAs (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, B Credit).
For U.S. Healthcare Professionals, this course offers contact hours. Participants who provide healthcare in MA or VT will not receive a contact hours certificate. This does NOT apply to EMS professionals. HCPs who meet the expanded covered recipient provider types under the federal Open Payments program and receive contact hours are subject to reporting under this national disclosure program. By completing this course, you agree to receiving contact hours and having this transfer of value reported as applicable. Please see the Open Payments resources page (https://www.cms.gov/OpenPayments/Program-Participants/Newly-Added-Covered-Recipients) for more information.
For any technical questions please send an email to: RS.email@example.com