Respiratory Outline

Respiratory Outline - Nursing Care of Clients with Upper...

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Unformatted text preview: Nursing Care of Clients with Upper Respiratory Problems Adult Health I Review Terminology Physical Examination Inspection Palpation Percussion Auscultation Normal assessment findings Assessment Past health history Frequency of upper respiratory problems Seasonal occurrences Allergies Characteristics and severity Lower respiratory problems Additional health problems Diet Lifestyle Medications Prescription or OTC ACE inhibitors/Beta blockers Home oxygen therapy Surgery or other treatments Type of surgery and date Respiratory hospitalizations Mechanical ventilation Cough Quality Strength Productive vs non-productive Acute vs chronic Sputum Amount Color Consistency Odor Diagnostic Tests Blood studies Hemoglobin (Hb) and Hematocrit (Hct) Arterial blood gases (ABG) Oximetry Sputum studies Expectoration Induced Skin tests Pulmonary function tests Tidal volume (TV) Minute ventilation Vital capacity (VC) Diagnostic Tests Radiologic studies Chest x-ray Computed tomography (CT) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Ventilation-perfusion scan (V/Q) Pulmonary angiography Positron emission tomography (PET) Diagnostic Tests Endoscopic examinations Bronchoscopy Mediastinoscopy Lung biopsy Thoracentesis Exercise testing Bronchoscopy Indications Procedure Nursing responsibilities Thoracentesis Indications...
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2008 for the course NURS 372 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Samford.

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