Ch 14: Pulmonary Nursing Actions for Patient Management

About This Chapter

Pulmonary conditions commonly require careful medical monitoring and treatment and this chapter focuses on the nursing responsibilities for these patients. This material has been designed to help you prepare for nursing class or get ready for an exam.

Pulmonary Nursing Actions for Patient Management - Chapter Summary

From oxygenation procedures to care for pulmonary emergencies, this chapter covers most aspects of pulmonary patient management. You can find review of non-invasive ventilation systems, pulmonary medications and the use of chest tubes for some pulmonary disorders. In addition, you can learn about sedation practices and nursing intervention methods to respond to pulmonary emergencies. Once you have completed your study of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Detail oxygenation techniques
  • List types of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation systems
  • Describe tracheostomies with mechanical ventilation
  • Recognize the need for chest tubes to treat some pulmonary patients
  • Manage patients who require thoracentesis
  • Understand how to administer pulmonary medications and monitor patients
  • Discuss sedation procedures and possible complications of sedation
  • Provide details about nursing protocols in response to pulmonary emergencies

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