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Doctor insights on: Nursing Diagnosis For Asthma Exacerbation

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Today in my nursing lab class I was checking my Oxygen level and my level was 58 the first time and we checked it again it was 84. I don't have asthma?

Today in my nursing lab class I was checking my Oxygen level and my level was 58 the first time and we checked it again it was 84. I don't have asthma?

Pulse ox: Unusually low pulse oximetry levels are usually due to equipment malfunction. These errors can be due to taking measurements with cold fingers, finger nail polish over the nail and sensor, or machine error. True oxygen levels in the ranges you have measured would be accompanied by significant impairment in function and awareness. ...Read more

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Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself ; acquire the answers from the texts ; sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work ; gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more

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My mom just returned to the nursing home from the hosp! She now has Mercer in her nose! Is my 9yr old @risk! He does have asthma & is prone to infecti?

My mom just returned to the nursing home from the hosp! She now has Mercer in her nose! Is my 9yr old @risk! He does have asthma & is prone to infecti?

No: I believe you meant MRSA, by Mercer, staph bacteria colonizes many noses and surfaces of skin, usually it is a weak pathogen, i.e. Agent causing disease, the concern is when it enters blood stream through a surgical wound or deep venous catheter, don't worry ...Read more

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I don't have TB scar on my arm or thigh, & I'll be going to chest hospital as a nursing student, will it be dangerous? I have pulm HTN 42mmHg, had asthma

I don't have TB scar on my arm or thigh, & I'll be going to chest hospital as a nursing student, will it be dangerous? I have pulm HTN 42mmHg, had asthma

Infection control: Make sure you check in with the infection control department at the chest hospital. They will be able to advise you either for getting vaccinated if endemic area or use protective mask as needed. ...Read more

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What are nursing diagnoses for bradycardia?

What are nursing diagnoses for bradycardia?

Counts pulse: The nurse would feel your pulse usually at the wrist to determine the number of heart beats per minute. If it is less than 60, that is defined as bradycardia. An EKG would determine the exact rhythm responsible for the slow pulse. ...Read more

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What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

Same as for MDs: Nurses use the same "playbook" as doctors. It would not make sense for nurses to refer to the same conditions by different names as do physicians. In fact, one of the major outcomes of the flexner commission in modernizing and unifying medical education. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

Not sure of question: There are several causes of cholangitis, bacterial and autoimmune. Bacterial cholangitis has several causes, ascending infection caused by blockage from stones (choledocholithiasis), malignancy or iatrogenic. This is because bacteria grow in the stagnant bile upstream of the blockage and cause biliary sepsis. Autoimmune cholangitis also includes primary sclerosing cholangitis. ...Read more

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Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Study materials: This site is designed to answer questions about medical questions from the public. Your instructors will expect you to study your references and acquire the jargon they use in your nursing studies. It is important that you do so as they will know if you don't. ...Read more

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What is asthma with acute exacerbation?

What is asthma with acute exacerbation?

Terminology: Asthma is a condition some people have that is marked by wheezing and decreases air movement due to airway tightening. They are usually healthy on whatever program of medications or treatments they use. An acute exacerbation occurs when some triggering event makes a stable asthma patient begin to have symptoms. This would require extra treatment to return the patient to baseline health. ...Read more

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What is safe to give to pregnant women with asthma in exacerbation?

What is safe to give to pregnant women with asthma in exacerbation?

Many options: Asthma can be very serious during pregnancy. There are many options for both treatment of acute exacerbation, and more importantly prevention of attacks. Your OB should have you on an inhaled steroid for the prevention of attacks. Acute attacks may be treated with oral medication when severe. Please contact your OB to discuss the options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Best medication or other treatment for asthma exacerbation in adults?

Best medication or other treatment for asthma exacerbation in adults?

Depends: Its tough to say with knowing your history. However, typically, asthma exacerbations are treated by increasing the frequency of rescue medications either by inhaler or nebulizer. Depending on dose, you inhaled steroid my be increased. Oral steroids are very common practice. If the exacerbation is really bad, you may need to be hospitalized and placed on heliox. ...Read more