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Lecture Overview

Another excellent presentation in John Serginson's series on the topic of 'respiratory'. Enjoy this comprehensive and practical session on different types of acute respiratory failure, with stories and anecdotes to highlight issues that patients with these conditions face on a daily basis. Covers: normal and abnormal spirometry, the mechanisms behind dyspnoea, and signs and symptoms of acute respiratory failure.


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John Serginson

John Serginson has been a Nurse Practitioner: respiratory care at the Caboolture Hospital since 2010. He completed his Nurse Practitioner master's degree at the University of Queensland (UQ) with clinical training at The Prince Charles Hospital. He is an adjunct lecturer in the UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery. With 29 years’ experience as a nurse (16 in respiratory care), his research interests include domiciliary oxygen, inhaled therapy, and COPD models of care.




24 Total Rating(s)

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Jenna He
06 Mar 2019

This is the knowledge that I have been searching for to support my work! It is very empowering! Thanks.

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Fleur Harlock
07 Feb 2019

Excellent presenter. Great refresh of the physiology and anatomy Of airway problems.

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Maygen Comandari
05 Feb 2019

Very informative

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Kriebel felicja
04 Feb 2019

Very helpful and interesting.

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Stephen Trimble
15 Jan 2019

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Lesley Bradley
21 Dec 2018

I found the resource very helpful and presented in a way that made it very understanding.

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Christine Alderson
11 Dec 2018

I found the presenter engaging and very knowledgeable about this topic

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Sue Heath
17 Nov 2018


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Jason Ballard
06 Oct 2018

This presentation was excellent. As a registered nurse I am always looking to gain more than just a cursory knowledge of health and disease and this lecture definitely provided just that. Not only was the lecturer engaging but also very knowledgeable. The information he provided not only covered general pathophysiology concepts but more specific and detailed clinical knowledge as well. Well worth watching particularly if you care for patients who have respiratory conditions.

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Michelle Cole
23 Sep 2018

Very informative