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Activity Steps


This course examines postoperative respiratory failure, including the pathophysiology, incidence, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests/evaluation, treatment, and nursing and respiratory care and considerations (including preventive actions).

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify risk factors for postoperative respiratory failure and risk assessment tools that are used before surgery.
  2. Outline preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative strategies to prevent or reduce the incidence and severity of postoperative respiratory failure.
  3. Describe respiratory care considerations for a patient who is at risk for or who is experiencing postoperative respiratory failure.
Price: $12.95


  • AARC 1.0 CH

This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Professions: Respiratory Therapist
Test Code: CCA00313RT
Published: Sep 2019
Expires: 9/1/2021
Required Passing Score: 11/15 (73%)
Authors: Karen Wilkinson MN, ARNP, LNCC, CNLCP Tina Collins, MSN, CCRN Beverly Tscheschlog, MSN, RN Sherry Ratajczak, MSN, RN, CRNP Tahitia Timmons, MSN, RN-BC, OCN
Specialties: Surgery