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Lab Oxygenation Quiz
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a nurse is caring for a patient with pneumonia. the patient's O2 sat is below normal. what abnormal respiratory process does this demonstrate?
changes in alveolar-capillary membrane and diffusion
while reading a physician's progress notes, a student notes that an assigned patient is having hypoxia. what abnormal assessments would the student expect to find?
dyspnea, tachycardia, cyanosis
a 90-year-old woman has been in an automobile crash and sustained 4 fractured ribs on the left side of her thorax. based on her age and the injury, what complication is she at risk for?
a nurse is beginning to conduct a health history for a patient with respiratory problems. he notes that the patient is having respiratory distress. what would be nurse do next?
initiate interventions to help relieve the symptoms
a nurse is percussing the thorax of a patient with chronic emphysema. what percussion sound would most likely be assessed?
a patient is experiencing hypoxia. which of the following nursing diagnoses would be appropriate?
a nurse is caring for a patient who suddenly begins to have respiratory difficulty. in what position would the nurse place the patient to facilitate respirations?
a nurse is teaching a patient how to do pursed-lip breathing. what is the therapeutic effect of this procedure?
prolonging expiration to reduce airway resistance
a patient has had a tracheostomy and the nurse is prepared to conduct tracheostomy care. what part of the tracheostomy tube is removed for cleaning?
a student observes a nurse instilling 3ccs of saline into a tracheostomy tube before suctioning. what should the student discuss with the nurse?
instilling saline into a trach is not recommended prior to routine suctioning
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