A pt has a fractured rib and is breathing less often and with less depth because of the pain. The nurse would document this finding using which term?
When planning care for a pt with chronic lung disease who is receiving O2 through a nasal canula, what does the nurse expect?
the o2 must be humidified
the rate will be 2L/min or less
the rate will be 6L/min or more
When teaching a pt about pulse oximetry, which statement would the nurse most likely include in the discussion?
fasting is required before the test
pulse ox is used to replace abg
a range of 95%-100% is considered normal O2 saturation
Mr. Parks has COPD; the nurse has taught him that pursed lip breathing helps him by:
decrease the amt of air trapping and resistance
prolongs inspiration and shortens expiration
An adult is eating lunch and suddenly starts to choke, gasp for breath, and grab throat. Which of the following actions should the nurse take FIRST?
ask the pt to speak
finger sweep the mouth
instruct pt to lean forward
offer pt water to drink
Which sign or symptom, if observed by the nurse, is MOST important to determine if pt is hypoxic?
abnormal blood gas
cool, bluish skin
Which of the following axns is essential for the nurse to take after abg are drawn?
check and record vital signs
asses for presence of ulnar pulse
give 100% O2
apply pressure to site
The client has a 3 chambered chest drainage vac in place to correct hemothorax (taking the blood out of the lungs to allow lungs to expand) which axn should the nurse take when caring for the pt?
Assess the respiratory status frequently
Empty drainage to prevent overload
Administer O2 through nasal canula
A medical nurse is placing a pulse ox probe on a pt newly admitted for seizure disorder. The Pt asks why do I need to have this thing on me, the nurse best response would be:
in case you go into resp distress
this measures the amt of O2 circulating in your blood
what is atelectasis?
inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli
incomplete lung expansion or the collapse of alveoli and prevents pressure changes and exchange of gas by diffusion in the lungs
long-term, progressive disease of the lungs that primarily causes shortness of breath due to over-inflation of the alveoli