The respiratory system is a group of organs and tissues that help humans breathe. The main parts of the respiratory system are the airways, the lungs and linked blood vessels, and the muscles that enable breathing. This course provides an overview of the human respiratory system. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80 percent on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Learning objectives: 1. Identify the major organs and tissues that make up the human respiratory system; 2. Identify the various airways within the respiratory system and explain the functions of each in the breathing cycle; 3. Explain how the lungs function during the breathing cycle; 4. Identify the muscles near the lungs that help during the breathing cycle; 5. Describe how inhalation and exhalation happens and what controls our breathing; 6. Identify at least four major lung diseases that can affect breathing. Continuing education: 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); 1.0 Category I CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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