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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

All video and text lessons contained in this chapter are accessible 24/7 from any device, so you can create a flexible study schedule. Expert instructors are easily reached with any questions via a short online contact form. Take lesson quizzes to determine your level of understanding as you progress through the chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 14: Pulmonary Nursing Actions for Patient Management
Techniques Used to Promote Oxygenation

1. Techniques Used to Promote Oxygenation

Have you ever wondered why there are so many different ways to deliver oxygen to patients? Learn more about the different techniques that are used to promote and maintain oxygen and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation: Indications & Patient Management

2. Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation: Indications & Patient Management

Patients with acute or chronic respiratory failure may need assistance with ventilation. In this lesson, we will learn about different types of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation delivery systems.

Mechanical Ventilation: Conventional & Non-Conventional

3. Mechanical Ventilation: Conventional & Non-Conventional

There are several different types of mechanical ventilation, which include the use of both conventional and non-conventional ventilators. Check out this lesson to learn about these different types of mechanical ventilators!

Chest Tubes: Indications & Patient Management

4. Chest Tubes: Indications & Patient Management

This lesson describes the anatomy of the pleural cavity and conditions that are indications for the insertion of a chest tube. The nursing role in tube insertion and ongoing monitoring and assessment of patients with chest tubes is emphasized.

Thoracentesis: Indication & Patient Management

5. Thoracentesis: Indication & Patient Management

A thoracentesis is a procedure that is done to remove excess fluid from the pleural space. This lesson will discuss the indications and management of a thoracentesis.

Pulmonary Medication: Administration & Monitoring

6. Pulmonary Medication: Administration & Monitoring

There are several different pulmonary medications used to treat various types of lung conditions and diseases. Learn about a few of the most common pulmonary medications and how they are administered to patients.

Procedural Sedation: Monitoring & Complications

7. Procedural Sedation: Monitoring & Complications

In this lesson, you'll learn about procedural sedation, its adverse effects, and common agents used to achieve adequate sedation. You'll also learn the importance of identifying at-risk patients and dealing appropriately with adverse effects.

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