This continuing education program is accredited and can be taken for either CE accreditation or general learning. If taken for credit, this course provides one contact hour for nurses (California Board of Nursing), RTs (American Association of Respiratory Care), EMS professionals (CAPCE), and CRNAs (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, B Credit).

Learning objectives

  • Lesson 1: Lung development in the embryonic and fetal periods
  • Lesson 2: Neonate breathing
  • Lesson 3: Chemoreceptors — central respiratory and peripheral
  • Lesson 4: Temperature effects, REM, and apnea
  • Lesson 5: The respiratory system and roles within breathing