Case Study - PN - Breathing Patterns .docx - Case Study PN Breathing Patterns Meet the Client Jeremy Jeremy is a 10-year-old who is brought to the

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Case Study – PN - Breathing Patterns Meet the Client: Jeremy Jeremy is a 10-year-old who is brought to the family healthcare provider with complaints of coughing, fever, loss of appetite, and lethargy for the past 4 days. Clinical Manifestations The PN obtains Jeremy’s vital signs. He is diaphoretic, and his respirations are rapid and shallow. 1.What is the best technique for the PN to use to accurately determine Jeremy’s respiratory rate? 2.How should the PN describe Jeremy’s respiration pattern? 3. To determine the need for the application of a nasal cannula, which action is most important for the PN to take? Measure oxygen saturation 4.When auscultating Jeremy’s breath sounds, the PN should ask him to perform which action? 5.How should the PN proceed in order to measure Jeremy’s capillary refill? 6.After the PN explains this procedure, Jeremy asks if it will hurt. How should the PN respond?
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