# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Respiratory Therapy II Task 1340400052

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Analyze physical factors that have an impact on the patient’s respiratory status.


Analysis should include physical findings, such as
  • general appearance
    • venous distention
    • edema
    • accessory muscle activity
    • chest wall movement
    • diaphoresis
    • clubbing
    • cyanosis
    • breathing pattern
  • airway (e.g., macroglossia, neck range of motion)
  • cough, sputum amount, character
  • Apgar score, age, transillumination of chest.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What adjustments may be needed to accommodate special needs patients?
  • What technical factors would need to be adjusted when treating a young patient vs. an elderly patient?

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The student will investigate and understand life functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key concepts include
  1. comparison of their metabolic activities;
  2. maintenance of homeostasis;
  3. how the structures and functions vary among and within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi, plants, and animals, including humans;
  4. human health issues, human anatomy, and body systems;
  5. how viruses compare with organisms; and
  6. evidence supporting the germ theory of infectious disease.

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