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By Cynthia Terry, Aurora Weaver

Comprises greater than 250 NCLEX-style questions. easy sufficient for college students, yet complicated sufficient for RNs operating in severe care, serious care nursing demystified is a reader-friendly, concentrated evaluation of the necessities of this hard topic. The booklet contains studying ambitions, key words, and NCLEX-style questions on the finish of every bankruptcy. Featured studying goals are brought in each one bankruptcy, and then Read more...


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4 Describe nursing care of patients requiring advanced airway techniques. 5 Prioritize modes and adjuncts of mechanical ventilation (MV) from simple to complex. 6 Identify medications commonly used to care for a patient with complex respiratory needs. 7 Develop the plan of care for the individual with a chest tube. 8 Given a case study, analyze care required in complex respiratory conditions. 117] at [07/18/16]. Copyright © McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC. Not to be redistributed or modified in any way without permission.

Signs and symptoms – Headache confusion, restlessness, lethargy, weakness, stupor, coma, Kussmaul’s respirations, nausea, vomiting, dysrhythmias, warm flushed skin, increased respiratory rate, and depth. 45, bicarbonate greater than 26 mEq/L. Causes – Base gain—excessive use of bicarbonates, dialysis, lactate administration, and excessive ingestion of antacids. Loss of acids—vomiting, nasogastric suctioning, hypokalemia, hypochloremia, diuretics, and increased levels of aldosterone. Signs and symptoms – Tetany, muscle twitching, cramps, dizziness, lethargy, weakness, disorientation, convulsions, coma, nausea, vomiting, and depressed rate and depth of respirations.

Advanced technology allows for the continuous monitoring of ABGs using a fiber-optic sensor placed in the artery. Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) PFTs are performed to determine the presence and severity of disease in the large and small airways (see Table 2–4). These functions are scrutinized by measuring the volume of air moving in and out of the lungs and then calculating various lung capacities. These tools are useful in monitoring the course of a patient with respiratory disease and to assess the patient’s response to therapy.

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