For this written assignment, use a concept map to describe the Respiratory System. You can look at describing Diabetes or thyroid disease (hypo or hyper). The concept map is a method to teach critical thinking skills and prepare you to apply nursing theory to the clinical setting.
You may also do TWO medications associated with respiratory diseases. If you chose to do a medication, please do 1 map for each drug.
Step 1: Start with the main concept map topic.
Patient care plan: This patient care plan topic covers anything deemed relevant to patient care, from past medical history to risk factors. The intended purpose is to equip nurses with every piece of information that could aid in devising the right care plan for the patient.
Medical diagnosis: Medical diagnosis maps dive into any element that pertains to the diagnosis of the disease. This includes risk factors, symptoms, medications, complications, and interventions.
SBAR: This acronym stands for situation, background, assessment, and recommendation. SBAR concept maps represent all the information nurses need to ensure smooth communication between them and doctors.
Nursing responsibilities: Nursing teams also use concept maps to delineate tasks and duties. For instance, the tasks expected from a surgical nurse will be specifically illustrated on the map. In this case, elements like prevention of infection, behavior response, and post-up care might be grouped around the main topic.
Step 2: Determine secondary subsections.
Once you’ve picked your main topic, the next step is grouping a set of subsections around it. Using a patient care plan map as our example, the elements below can be used as secondary subsections for the topic:
Current patient history
Past medical history
As an AI language model, I cannot generate images, but I can provide you with a written concept map for the Respiratory System and two medications associated with respiratory diseases:
Respiratory System Concept Map:
Main topic: Respiratory System
Anatomy of the Respiratory System
Function of the Respiratory System
Common Respiratory Disorders
Risk Factors for Respiratory Diseases
Diagnostic Process for Respiratory Diseases
Treatment and Interventions for Respiratory Diseases
Anatomy of the Respiratory System:
Function of the Respiratory System:
Regulation of blood pH
Defense against pathogens and irritants
Common Respiratory Disorders:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
Risk Factors for Respiratory Diseases:
Occupational exposure to harmful substances
Diagnostic Process for Respiratory Diseases:
Lung function tests
Imaging tests (X-ray, CT scan, MRI)
Treatment and Interventions for Respiratory Diseases:
Medications (bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antibiotics, antivirals)
Surgery (lung transplant, lobectomy)
Medication Concept Maps:
Medication 1: Albuterol (a bronchodilator used for asthma)
Main topic: Albuterol
Indications for use
Mechanism of action
Dosage and administration
Indications for use:
Mechanism of action:
Selective beta-2 adrenergic receptor agonist
Relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle
Dosage and administration:
Inhalation via metered-dose inhaler (MDI)
Dosage varies based on age, weight, and severity of symptoms
Rescue inhaler for acute symptoms
Scheduled use for long-term control
Hypersensitivity to albuterol
Medication 2: Oxygen (used for hypoxemia and respiratory distress)
Main topic: Oxygen
Indications for use
Monitoring and titration
Indications for use:
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Monitoring and titration:
Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis
Adjust flow rate based on oxygen saturation (SpO2) and ABG results
Certain types of respiratory failure
Hypercapnia with acidosis
How long have you taken each these medications?
Do you know why you are taking these medications?
Who told you about the medications and why you need to take them? Were you able to ask any questions about the medications and if so were they answered so you understood what was said?