Respiratory System Part 2: Asthma, Pneumonia, COPD

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After completion of this course you will receive 2 Continuing Education Units
Is this course for me? This course is for RNs, LVNs, Psych Techs, Administrators & Workers for Adult Residential Facilities, Residential Facilities for the Elderly & Group Homes
Course Synopsis:

   This is part two of the series on the respiratory system. This course will be building off the knowledge already gained in part one, “Respiratory System: The Foundation”. When problems with our lungs and respiratory tract arise it is frightening. The brain is a sensitive organ that needs a constant supply of oxygen. When it is deprived of oxygen the brain cells or neurons begin to die quickly. Once a brain cell perishes it does not come back to life. We can only implement time sensitive rescue efforts if we have the correct knowledge.

   This course will investigate three main respiratory diseases; asthma, pneumonia and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which is abbreviated COPD. With good assessment skills, a firm knowledge base, and a well thought out action plan these diseases can be prevented and/or effectively managed. Educating yourself and spreading knowledge to others will move society to greater and greater levels of health and wellness. Take care of your lungs, love your lungs. You only have two of them and you only have one life.

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Course Objectives: 

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and implement the components of a basic respiratory assessment
  • Identify common signs and symptoms of respiratory distress
  • Define the causes, signs and symptoms of asthma, pneumonia and COPD
  • Understand the management and prevention of asthma, pneumonia and COPD

Course Instructor Profile:

 Donn Kropp founded CLiCKPLAY Continuing Education University out of a desire to bring others to greater levels of health and wellness. With over ten years of emergency and trauma room experience, Donn brings a seasoned, yet fresh approach to continuing education.

Course Approvals

This course is approved by the following governing boards & organizations:

  • CA Board of Registered Nursing: CA Provider # CEP 15849
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing: CE Provider #50-14108
  • California Board of Vocational Nursing Provider # V10810
  • Psychiatric Technicians Provider # V10806
  • DSS/CCL Division for Adult Residential Facilities (ARF) Vendor Approval # 2000149-735-2: Course Approval # 149-0212-24233
  • DSS/CCL Division for Residential Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Vendor Approval # 2000149-740-2: Course Approval # 149-0212-24237
  • DSS/CCL Division for Group Homes (GH) Vendor Approval # 2000149-730-2: Course Approval # 149-0212-24228
  • Far Northern Regional Center


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Writers and References

Writer(s): Donn Kropp, RN, BSN


  • American Lung Association, Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Research and Program Services. Trends in Asthmas Morbidity and Mortality. November 2007. (ALA age group analysis of NHIS through 2005.
  • National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Chartbook on Cardiovascular, Lung and Blood Diseases, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, 2009.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. Final Vital Statistics Report. Deaths: Final Data for 2007. Vol. 58, No. 19, May 2010.
  • American Thoracic Society. Standards for Diagnosis and Care of Patients with COPD. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 1995; 152:S77-S120.
  • Global strategy for the diagnosis, management and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease; 2009
  • American Thoracic Society Web site. Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults 2007. Available at:”¨cap.html Accessed July 9, 2008.




Length: 1 minutes

This lesson explains the objectives for this course.


Length: 18 minutes

In this lesson we explore asthma.


Length: 18 minutes

In this lesson we explore pneumonia.


Length: 19 minutes

This lesson explores Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Conclusion & Final Quiz

Length: 20 minutes

This lesson concludes our course on asthma, pneumonia and COPD. Take the final quiz and get your certificate!