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The nurse is assigned a group of patients. Which patient would the nurse identify as being at increased risk for impaired gas exchange? A patient
The nurse is reviewing the patients arterial blood gas results. The PaO2 is 96 mm Hg, pH is 7.20, PaCO2 is 55 mm Hg, and HCO3 is 25 mEq/L. What would the nurse expect to observe on assessment of this patient?
The nurse would identify which patient as having a problem of impaired gas exchange secondary to a perfusion problem? A patient with
The nurse is assessing a patients differential white blood cell count. What implications would this test have on evaluating the adequacy of a patients gas exchange?
The acid-base status of a patient is dependent on normal gas exchange. Which patient would the nurse identify as having an increased risk for the development of respiratory acidosis? A patient with
Which patient would the nurse identify as being at an increased risk for altered transport of oxygen? A patient with
A 3-month-old infant is at increased risk for developing anemia. The nurse would identify which principle contributing to this risk?
Which clinical management prevention concept would the nurse identify as representative of secondary prevention?
[Multiple Response] The nurse would identify which body systems as directly involved in the process of normal gas exchange? (Select all that apply.)
a. Neurologic system
b. Endocrine system
c. Pulmonary system
d. Immune system
e. Cardiovascular system
f. Hepatic system
[Multiple Response] The nurse is assessing a patient for the adequacy of ventilation. What assessment findings would indicate the patient has good ventilation? (Select all that apply.)
a. Respiratory rate is 24 breaths/min.
b. Oxygen saturation level is 98%.
c. The right side of the thorax expands slightly more than the left.
d. Trachea is just to the left of the sternal notch.
e. Nail beds are pink with good capillary refill.
f. There is presence of quiet, effortless breath sounds at lung base bilaterally.