Before the suctioning of a patient, auscultation reveals coarse breath sounds during both inspiration and expiration. After suctioning,the coarseness disappears, but expiratory wheezing is heard over both lung fields. What is most likely the problem?
A) secretions are still present and the pt should be suctioned again
B) the pt has hyperactive arways and has developed bronchospasm
C) a pneumothorax has developed and the pt needs a chest tube
D) the pt. has developed a mucous plug and should undergo bronchoscopy.
B)The patient has hyper active airways and has developed bronchospasm.
Explination:The broncho spastic response may be particularly strong in patients with hyperactive airway disease. These patients should be accessed for the development of wheezes associated with suctioning.
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