Pulmonary embolism (PE) Nursing Care Plan

Pulmonary Embolism nursing care plan

Pulmonary embolism (PE) Nursing Care Plan A Pulmonary Embolism PE occurs when one or more pulmonary arteries in the patients lungs have become blocked. It is possible that the pulmonary embolism was a result of a blood clot or clots that migrated to the lungs from the legs or even another part of the body, these clots from another part […]

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ARDS for nurses and nursing students with Podcast

Acute Respiratory distress syndrome ARDS

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ARDS What is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)? Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome ARDS happens when the alveoli in the lungs (tiny air sacs) builds up fluid. If there is more fluid in your lungs, this means that there is less oxygen (O2) circulating in your body. Once this happens your vital organs are not getting an adequate […]

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Pulmonary Embolism for nurses and nursing students with podcast

Pulmonary embolism for nursing students

What is a Pulmonary embolism (PE)? Here we will discuss pulmonary embolism for nurses and nursing students to help with the understand of this disease process. A PE occurs when one or more pulmonary arteries in the patients lungs have become blocked. It is possible that the pulmonary embolism was a result of a blood clot or clots that migrated […]

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Normal and Adventitious Lung Sounds tutorial for nursing students

Normal and Adventitious Lung Sounds   What are lung sounds Lungs sounds are the same as breath sounds or respiratory sounds, these sounds can be heard (auscultated) on the anterior (front) and posterior (back) of the patients chest wall using a stethoscope. Normal Breath Sounds Normal lung sounds are classified as bronchial, tracheal, or bronchovesicular. When documenting the lung sounds, […]

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COPD Care Plan

COPD careplan NOTE: every school an every instructor will have a specific way that they want a care plan written, please use this as a guide to help. COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease : COPD is a destructive, irreversible condition where air passages are obstructed due to chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis & asthma. Asthma: Also known as chronic reactive airway disease, asthma […]

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Pleural Effusion – Pathophysiology

Pleural Effusion A pleural effusion is an abnormal amount of fluid around the lung. Pleural effusions can result from many medical conditions. Most pleural effusions are not serious by themselves, but some require treatment to avoid problems. Causes of Pleural Effusions The pleura is a thin membrane that lines the surface of the lungs and the inside of the chest […]

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Acidosis and Alkalosis – Pathophysiology

This video is to help understand the difference between Acidosis and Alkalosis. Acidosis Acidosis is excessive blood acidity caused by an overabundance of acid in the blood or a loss of bicarbonate from the blood (metabolic acidosis), or by a buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood that results from poor lung function or slow breathing (respiratory acidosis). Blood acidity […]

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Pneumonia – Pathophysiology

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Pneumonia  Pathophysiology: Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. It can be bacterial, viral or even fungal. Bacterial pneumonia has a faster onset than viral. Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) is generally found in persons WHO HAVE NOT recently been in the hospital or other health care facility. Hence, CAP has been acquired out […]

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COPD Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema – Pathophysiology

Amazon.com Widgets   What is COPD? COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary (PULL-mun-ary) disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. “Progressive” means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of […]

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Asthma – Pathophysiology

Amazon.com Widgets What Is Asthma? Asthma (AZ-ma) is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts […]

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