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what helps keep in normal range of blood pH

O2 and CO2 help along with lungs

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what happens when blood pH is not in range

organs start to fail

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what system is respiratory system responsible for

ventilation and diffusion

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ventilation

process of moving air in and out of respiratory tract

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diffusion

process of moving and exchanging O2 and CO2 across alveolar capillary membranes

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perfusion

process of moving and exchanging O2 and CO2 across alveolar capillary membranes

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respiration

process in which cells in the body use oxygen for energy

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inspiration

breathe in to get O2

unidirectional movement

inc chest cavity size and diaphragm goes down

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expiration

remove CO2 from lungs

unidirectional movement

reduction in chest cavity and diaphragm relaxes to upward shape

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hypoxia

oxygen depravation of cells

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hypoxemia

decreased oxygen in arterial blood

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where to O2 and CO2 exchange

capillary junction

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surfactant

vital lubricant made of proteins that coat inner portion of alveolus

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CO2 is an

acid

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what does diffusion depend on****

pressure (partial pressures of O2 and CO2)

solubility (CO2 is more soluble than O2)

membrane thickness

surface area

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hypercapnia

increased CO2 in blood

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respirations increase

releasing too much CO2

hyperventilating

carpal fetal spasms

cramped can’t really move

can but non rebreather with no O2

may pass out and reset respiratory drive

SOB

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dyspnea

subjective sensation of uncomfortable breathing

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orthopnea

dyspnea while lying down

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paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND)

waking up gasping for air

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coughs

can be acute or chronic

can be productive or non productive

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abnormal sputum

amount, consistency, color

hemoptysis (blood)

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abnormal breathing patterns

tachypnea

bradypnea

apnea

cheyne-stokes respirations

kussmaul respirations (hyperapnea)

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tachypnea

rapid breathing

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bradypnea

slow breathing

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apnea

no breathing

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cheyne-stokes respirations

respirations increase in rate and depth and then become shallow and slow

apnea may occur

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kussmaul respiration

deep and rapid respirations

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use of accessory muscles breathing

using stomach muscles

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physical exam findings of respiratory disorders

adventitious lung sounds

use of accessory muscles

chest pain

barrel chest

clubbing (fingers)

cyanosis

systemic manifestations (fever, inc wbc)

mental status changes

edema (unilateral vs bilateral)(can be where area is dependent)

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history of respiratory disorders

s/s

length of time of s/s

activities leading up to s/s

constant or intermittent

occupational or environmental exposures

past med/surg history

meds

allergies

smoking, substance, and family history

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flail chest patho

blunt force trauma

fracture in 3 or more consecutive ribs in 2 or more separate places

cause an unstable segment of ribs

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flail chest clinical manifestations

paradoxical movement during breathing

rapid shallow breathing

tachycardia

underlying lung could be contuses causing worsening hypoxemia

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flail chest treatment

oxygen ventilation

O2 therapy

promote lung expansion

adequate oxygenation

Algeria can help promote adequate respiration

surgery

heals with time

pain for several weeks after resolved

may give analgesia

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what to worry about with flail chest treatment

respiratory depression from meds

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pneumothorax

air in plural space

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pneumothorax facts

negative pressure become positive and lung collapses

primary or secondary

open or closed

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primary pneumothorax

just pneumothorax occuring

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secondary pneumothorax

in addition to an injury

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what will you see on a pneumothorax x ray

black space indicating air

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spontaneous (closed) pneumothorax

damage to pleura

air fills pleural space

drops negative pressure in thoracic cavity

affects lung recoil

lung collapses towards hilum

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open pneumothorax

when penetrating object from outside punctures lung

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closed pneumothorax

when inside body something penetrates the lung

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iatrogenic pneumothorax

can be from a:

lung biopsy

barotrauma from ventilator

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iatrogenic

from unknown cause or medical treatment

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nosocomial infection

hospital acquired

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tension pneumothorax

damage to pleural space via chest injury

air is allowed in with inspiration but not expired out

air pushes against the lung and mediastinum causing damage to alveoli and displacement of heart, great vessels, and trachea (mediastinal shift)

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a tension pneumothorax is

VERY LIFE THREATENING

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pneumothorax clinical manifestations

tachypnea

DOE

sudden onset pleuritic chest pain (classic sign)

decreased breath sounds on affected side (classic sign)

tracheal shift (tension pneumothorax)

mediastinal shift (tension pneumothorax)

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classic signs of pneumothorax

sudden onset pleuritic chest pain

dec breath sounds on affected side

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what can occur in a tension pneumothorax

tracheal shift

mediastinal shift

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diagnosis of pneumothorax

h&p

chest x ray

ct chest

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treatment of pneumothorax

chest tube (open)

needle decompression/chest tube+chest (tension)

pleurodesis (recurrent PTX)

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where to decompress for tension pneumothorax

immediately through second anterior intercostal space

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where is chest tube located

midaxillary line at the level of the nipple and directed posteriorly and superiorly toward apex of thorax

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pleuritic chest pain

pain worse with breathing

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nursing care of pneumothorax

assessment and monitoring of chest tube site/chest tube/pleurovac box

monitoring respiratory status

pain management

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pleurodesis

shaking patient with talcum powder to help it adhere better

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hemothorax patho

accumulation of blood in pleural space from injury to chest wall, diaphragm, lungs, blood vessels, or mediastinum

due to injury of chest wall, lungs, mediastinum, or blood vessels

a lot in GSW

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hemothorax clinical manifestations

respiratory distress

tachycardia

dec or absent breath sounds

dullness to percussion

hypoxia

hypotension

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hemothorax diagnostics

h&p

chest x ray

ct chest

chest ultrasound

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hemothorax treatment

chest tube

autotransfusion

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chlothorax patho

presence of lymphatic fluid in pleural space r/t damage to the lymphatic system

usually trauma or malignancy

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chlothorax clinical manifestations

severe cough

chest pain

difficulty breathing

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chlothorax diagnostics

h&p

chest x ray

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chlothorax treatment

drainage

octreotide

pleurodesis

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chest drainage system

to treat spontaneous and traumatic pneumothorax

postoperatively to re-expand lung and remove excess air, fluid, and blood

prevention of cardiopulmonary complication

assess clients vitals, reps and cardiovascular status regularly

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type of drainage systems

traditional water seal

dry suction water seal

dry suction

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do’s of chest tube

maintain water seal and patency of drainage system (tape connector site has straight line from bed to system, no KINKS in tubing, no pins/restraining tubing)

mark drainage on receptacle every shift (read at eye level, report if over 100ml/hr)

document color and drainage on I/o record and progress notes)

maintain integrity of system

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dont’s of chest tubes

do not strip chest tubing unless orders

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what to keep in room with chest tube

sterile water

rubber tipped clamps

sterile dressing materials (dry gauze, petroleum gauze and tape nearby)

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what to do if chest tube disconnects

reattach after wiping ends quickly with alcohol

place distal end of tube un sterile water to restore underwater seal

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what to do if chest tube comes out

apply petroleum gauze to opening immediately

always be certain to carry gloves and petroleum gauze when transporting or ambulating a patient with a chest tube

do NOT use hand to cover opening

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what to see in chest tube water chamber

bubbling

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where to place chest tube system or suction bottle

below level of the bed

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why maintain suction control

to create bubbling because excess negative pressure can damage lung tissue

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when is stripping done to chest tube

ONLY when ordered and within policy

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when to clamp chest tube clamp

ONLY if agency policy dictates

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pulmonary embolism

blockage of one or more pulmonary arteries by a thrombus

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pe start

most commonly as a DVT in leg and migrates upward through right side of heart into pulmonary vascularture

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why use petroleum gauze vs normal gauze to cover chest tube when disconnected

it creates a seal

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what other components can cause pe

blood clot

tissue fragments

fat plaque

foreign body

air bubble

amniotic fluid

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risk factors of pe

limited mobility

diseases that cause hypercoaguability (malignancy, inherited coagulation disorder)

oral contraceptive and hormone replacement use

injuries to vascular endothelial cells (trauma, infection)

genetic risk factors

smoking

smoke + birth control

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blood clots

slow or stagnant blood

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