Placement of radiation in body to treat malignancy
How the disease is affecting the patient's lifestyle
Another name for crackles
What is the sputum test checking for is the presence of acid-fast bacilli is found
What test assesses ventilator function of lung
When a patient develops a pulmonary embolism, this causes poor
To auscultate breath sounds in right lower lobe on anterior aspect, place the stethoscope where?
8th intercostal space
Excess CO2 in blood
What are you assessing for when you do the Homans sign
Deep Vein Thrombosis
What do we assess for after fiberoptic bronchoscopy
What test do we perform before we do a blood gas
If a patient goes in for MRI, what is asked prior to test?
Have they worked in sheet metal
What is another name for coryza
If prior to a test we ask if patient is allergic to seafood, what are we going to do?
Directly observed therapy
Bronchitis and viral or bacterial pneumonia are most common complications of
A patient's ability to inhale and exhale with force
Timeframe of late stage of asthma
Patient with persistent bronchospasm is said to have
Status asthmaticus (leads to respiratory arrest)
Which emphysema is caused by hereditary deficiency of an enzyme?
What disease is characterized by increased production of mucous
What does chest physiotherapy consist of
Percussion, vibration, and postural drainage
Persistent productive cough for 3-4 months for the past 5 years
What is the nursing impilcation when a COPD patient has hypoxic drive?
Oxygen therapy should not exceed 3 ml/min. Patients with COPD have raised CO2 levels and depend of a deficiency of oxygen (hypoxia) to stimulate respiration. This is called hypoxic drive. In normal people, the blood level of CO2 drives respiration