What Is Pulmonary Fibrosis?
The purpose of this course is to explain how pulmonary fibrosis, a restrictive lung disease, affects the lungs’ ability to provide sufficient oxygen to the body’s cells.

Course Publication Date: August 28, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:WPF073018
Contact Hours:4.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues

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Learning Objectives
  • List the signs and symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis
  • Describe normal lung function.
  • Show how pulmonary fibrosis compromises breathing.
  • Describe several possible causes of pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Discuss idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Differentiate risk factors for pulmonary fibrosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Explain how pulmonary fibrosis is diagnosed.
  • State complications of pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Describe treatment options for pulmonary fibrosis.


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