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Antibiotic (ampicillin, cephalexin) - acts by binding to cell wall organisms preventing synthesis and destroying pathogens. IV. Perform or Provide: Position of comfort in semi or high fowlers and change position q2h Rationale: facilitates breathng and allows for full expansion of lungs. Encourage coughing if sounds is moist; if dry and hacking, increase fluid intake and administer cough suppresant Rationale: reduces continual irritation to throat and liquefies secretions. Coughing and deep breathing exercise q2h; use incintive spirometer 5-10 breaths if tolerated Rationale: coughing clears airway by propelling secretions to mouth deep breathing promoes ventilation and prolongs expiratory phase. Assist with coughing by splinting chest; humidified air with cool mist Rationale: loosens seretions and improves ventilation, moistens mucous membranes Postural drainage and percussion PRN Rationale: mobilizes secretion. Suction secretions if cough ineffective Rationale: removal if unable to bring up secretions. Oral care after expectoration and provide tissues and bag for disposal - Rationale: promotes comfort and prevents transmission of organisms to others.
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