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Nursing Diagnosis of Empyema - Impaired Gas Exchange

Definition : Impaired Gas Exchange

Circumstances where an individual has decreased course of gas (O2 and CO2) that an actual or risk of lung alveoli and the vascular system.

Nursing diagnosis of empyema :

Impaired Gas Exchange related to airway obstruction secondary to the buildup of secretions, Bronchospasme

Nursing Intervention and Rational:

Assess the frequency and depth of breathing, note the use of auxiliary respiratory muscles and an inability to speak due to shortness
R /: Evaluation of the degree of respiratory distress or failure and chronic disease processes.

Help clients to find a position that facilitates breathing, with the head higher
R /: Supply of oxygen can be updated, in order to practice breathing lungs do not collapse.

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