What Is Pulmonary Edema? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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What is pulmonary edema?

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1. When thinking about the anatomy of the lungs, what component is primarily involved with pulmonary edema?

2. Which of the following best describe why diuretics are used to treat pulmonary edema?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of pulmonary edema. In order to get a passing grade on the quiz you should know information such as, symptoms of pulmonary edema and the reasoning behind using diuretics for pulmonary edema treatment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Review your understanding of the following with this quiz and worksheet:

  • A scenario and what could have caused pulmonary edema in this example
  • The part of the lungs that is affected by pulmonary edema
  • Symptoms of pulmonary edema
  • Why diuretics are used for pulmonary edema treatment
  • The definition of pulmonary edema

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the part of the lungs that is affected by pulmonary edema
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of the possible cause of pulmonary edema
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding symptoms of pulmonary edema and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To fully understand information related to pulmonary edema, review the related lesson titled What is Pulmonary Edema? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. You can find the following objectives in this lesson:

  • Identify what pulmonary edema is and the result of this condition
  • Learn about the numerous causes of pulmonary edema
  • Review the symptoms a patient can exhibit when experiencing pulmonary edema
  • Examine the goal of treatment for pulmonary edema