Med/Surg Unit 3

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Med/Surg Unit 3
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2012-04-18 01:27:44
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Respiratory
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  1. The mechanics of breathing are coordinated by what?
    • ribs
    • diaphragm
    • pleural space
    • elastic recoil of the lungs
    • the nervous system
  2. Clinical manifestations related to the respiratory system
    • noncardiac chest pain
    • dyspnea (difficulty breathing)
    • cough
    • hemoptysis (bloody sputnum)
    • wheezing
    • stridor
    • complaints related to the nose and sinuses
  3. Assessment of respiratory manifestaions OLD CARTS
    • Onset
    • Location
    • Duration

    • Characteristics
    • Aggravating factors and associated manifestations
    • Relieving factors
    • Timing
    • Setting and severity

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