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11 Pneumonia Nursing Care Plans

In this guide are pneumonia nursing care plans and nursing diagnosis. Nursing care plan goals for patients with pneumonia includes measures to assist in effective coughing, maintain a patent airway, decreasing viscosity and tenaciousness of secretions, and assist in suctioning.

Respiratory System Anatomy and Physiology

The trillions of cells in the body require an abundant and continuous supply of oxygen to carry out their vital functions. We cannot “do without oxygen” for even a little while, as we can without food or water.


Bronchiectasis is a chronic, irreversible dilation of the bronchi and the bronchioles.

Ineffective Breathing Pattern Nursing Care Plan

Use this ineffective breathing pattern nursing care plan guide to help you create nursing interventions for this nursing problem.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition. It is a form of breathing failure that can occur in very ill or severely injured people.


Thoracentesis is pleural fluid analysis. Learn about the Nursing care plans, nursing management and drugs used for thoracentesis. Responsibilities of a nurse during thoracentesis.