Airway Mucus: Colorful, Sticky, Helpful, and Harmful

Airway Mucus: Colorful, Sticky, Helpful, and Harmful

Identification: MSNJ2108
Issue: March-April 2021
Volume: Vol. 30/No. 2
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 04/30/2023
  • 1.30 - CH


Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to proactively manage the patient's airway by recognizing clinically significant mucus changes through understanding of airway mucus physiology, mucociliary transport system, and mucus color changes.

Contact hours available until 4/30/23.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online NCPD evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:

This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.


Credits Available

Expired On: Apr 30, 2023

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Anita Arguello
4/22/21 12:57 am

Very informative and well written.

Marta Paul
5/26/21 12:32 pm

I enjoyed reading and learning about airway mucus. Excellent job! I liked the tables as well.

Lisa Doremus
6/3/21 8:39 pm

Loved the article and will be very helpful.

Michele Davis
6/11/21 4:54 pm

Very interesting! I never knew there was black sputum!

Marla Dickinson
6/15/21 5:52 pm

good article

Veronica Burleson
6/21/21 9:22 am

Short, sweet, and to the point! Enjoyed reading and will enjoy sharing with my Med-Surg floor!

Olivia Preston
6/22/21 1:36 pm

great article

Shanty Santhosh
11/2/21 12:43 pm

Very informative!

Sandra Slonosky
8/22/22 7:18 pm

great article

Lucille Carmeli Lorea
9/1/22 11:59 pm


Sandra Clark
9/14/22 5:10 pm

Good job with explanations

Gigi Koruthu
1/3/23 3:20 pm

liked the tables good information

Van Bellew
2/11/23 8:05 pm

Tables are great.

Elsamma Davis
6/13/23 11:31 am

Very good article.