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Pnuemonia

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mattisensept's version from 2017-06-03 23:25

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Question Answer
Assessment Treat symptoms, crackles, rhoncia, sputum culture
BCrackles, Rhonci, (cough and goes away-> ronchi)
RPatient will possibly sit up, may need tripod position, may have difficulty laying flat
EAs much O2 as possible
ARespiratory Acidosis
TUsually do not require suctioning, pursed lip breathing (more CO2 out, more 02 in)
HNormal PPE, may want face shield
EAntibiotics, Use of PCA pump, educate on antibiotics
Diagnostic testsDo a sputum culture, suction out, cough up in the morning, brush teeth first
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