Use a concept map to describe the Respiratory System


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:

Diagnostic process
Current patient history
Risk factors
Patient info
Past medical history
Medication list

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

Secondary Subsections:

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:

Nasal cavity
Function of the Respiratory System:

Gas exchange
Regulation of blood pH
Defense against pathogens and irritants
Common Respiratory Disorders:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Lung cancer
Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)
Risk Factors for Respiratory Diseases:

Air pollution
Occupational exposure to harmful substances
Diagnostic Process for Respiratory Diseases:

Physical examination
Lung function tests
Imaging tests (X-ray, CT scan, MRI)
Sputum analysis
Treatment and Interventions for Respiratory Diseases:

Medications (bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antibiotics, antivirals)
Oxygen therapy
Pulmonary rehabilitation
Surgery (lung transplant, lobectomy)
Medication Concept Maps:

Medication 1: Albuterol (a bronchodilator used for asthma)
Main topic: Albuterol

Secondary Subsections:

Indications for use
Mechanism of action
Dosage and administration
Side effects
Indications for use:

Chronic bronchitis
Exercise-induced bronchospasm
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
Side effects:


Hypersensitivity to albuterol
Severe hypertension
Cardiovascular disease
Medication 2: Oxygen (used for hypoxemia and respiratory distress)
Main topic: Oxygen

Secondary Subsections:

Indications for use
Delivery methods
Monitoring and titration
Side effects
Indications for use:

Respiratory distress
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Severe anemia
Delivery methods:

Nasal cannula
Face mask
Venturi mask
Non-rebreather mask
Mechanical ventilation
Monitoring and titration:

Pulse oximetry
Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis
Adjust flow rate based on oxygen saturation (SpO2) and ABG results
Side effects:

Oxygen toxicity
Absorption atelectasis
Fire hazard

Untreated pneumothorax
Certain types of respiratory failure
Hypercapnia with acidosis
Pharm clinical

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?

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