8.5 Learning Activities

Learning Activities

(Answers to “Learning Activities” can be found in the “Answer Key” at the end of the book.  Answers to interactive activity elements will be provided within the element as immediate feedback.)

  1.  You are providing care for Mrs. Jones, an 83-year-old female patient admitted to the medical surgical floor with worsening pneumonia. Upon auscultation of the patient’s lung fields, you note scattered crackles and diminished breath sounds throughout all lung fields. Mrs. Jones requires 4L O2 via nasal cannula to maintain an oxygen saturation of 94%. You have constructed a nursing care diagnosis of Ineffective Breathing Pattern. What nursing interventions might you consider to help improve the patient’s breathing pattern?

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