A Absence of dyspnea B Improved mental status C Effective and productive

A absence of dyspnea b improved mental status c

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A. Absence of dyspnea B. Improved mental status C. Effective and productive coughing D. PaO2 within normal range for the patient
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+ When caring for a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the nurse identifies a nursing diagnosis of imbalanced nutrition: less than body requirements after noting a weight loss of 30 lb. Which intervention should the nurse add to the plan of care for this patient? A. Order fruits and fruit juices to be offered between meals B. Order a high-calorie, high-protein diet with six small meals a day C. Teach the patient to use frozen meals at home that can be microwaved D. Provide a high-calorie, high-carbohydrate, non- irritating, frequent feeding diet
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+ The nurse teaches pursed lip breathing to a patient who is newly diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The nurse reinforces that this technique will assist respiration by which mechanism? A. Loosening secretions so that they may be coughed up more easily B. Promoting maximal inhalation for better oxygenation of the lungs C. Preventing bronchial collapse and air trapping in the lungs during exhalation D. Increasing the respiratory rate and giving the patient control of respiratory patterns
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+ The nurse evaluates that a patient is experiencing the expected beneficial effects of ipratropium (Atrovent) after noting which assessment finding? A. Decreased respiratory rate B. Increased respiratory rate C. Increased peak flow readings D. Decreased sputum production
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+ The nurse is caring for a patient hospitalized with acute exacerbation of COPD. Which findings would the nurse expect to note on assessment? Select all that apply A. A low arterial pCO2 level B. A hyper-inflated chest noted on the chest x-ray C. Decreased oxygen saturation with mild exercise D. A widened diaphragm noted on the chest x-ray E. Pulmonary function tests that demonstrate increased vital capacity
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+ The nurse instructs the patient to use the pursed-lip method of breathing and evaluates the teaching by asking the patient about the purpose of this type of breathing. The nurse determines the patient understands if the patient states that the primary purpose of pursed-lip breathing is to promote what outcome? A. Promote oxygen intake B. Strengthen the diaphragm C. Strengthen the intercostal muscles D. Promote carbon dioxide elimination
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+ The nurse is instructing a hospitalized patient with a diagnosis of emphysema about measures that will enhance the effectiveness of breathing during dyspneic periods. Which position should the nurse instruct the patient to assume? A. Sitting up in bed B. Side-lying in bed C. Sitting in a recliner chair D. Sitting up and leaning on an over-bed table
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+ The nurse teaches a female patient who has frequent UTIs that she should A.
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