When Tanya Adell-O’Neal was admitted to hospital with COVID-19, she knew that her chances of survival hung in the balance. Not only was she hardly able to speak from shortness of breath, but she also suffered from asthma and had only one lung.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease of exocrine gland function that involves multiple organ systems but chiefly results in chronic respiratory infections, pancreatic enzyme insufficiency, and associated complications in untreated patients.
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.
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.
Pulmonary embolism refers to the obstruction of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches by a thrombus that originates somewhere in the venous system or in the right side of the heart.