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1

When u think congestive heart failure think ___

Kidneys because they r related to heart in this scenario

2

The kidneys job is to get rid of

Liquid waste . They produce urine and get rid of it !

3

Left sided heart failure

9 signs

Fluid in lungs

the blood is not moving forward into the aorta and out to the
body…IF it does not move forward, then it will go backwards into the lungs.

• S/S:
1.Pulmonary congestion
2. Cough
3Dyspnea
4.Nocturnal dyspnea ,
5.Orthopnea
6.Blood tinged frothy sputum
7. Tachycardia
8.Restlessness
9.S-3

4

Orthopnea

Patient can't lay down flat they have to sleep on 3 or 4 pillows

Restlessness and sinus tachycardia

5

Right sided heart failure

5 signs

the blood is not moving forward into the lungs…IF it does
not move forwards then it goes backwards into the venous

• S/S:
1.Distended neck veins
2.Edema
3.Enlarged organs
4.Weight gain
5.Ascites

6

3 test

1. ABG
2. Chest x Ray
3. ProBNP ( anything greater than 100 mean pt has congestive heart failure )

7

4 meds for congestive heart failure


MODD

1. Morphine

2. Oxygen

3. Diuretics

4. Digoxin

8

Nursing 4 inventions for congestive heart failure if their taken diuretics

1. Put patients in bed rest


2. Monitor oxygen

3. Digoxin toxicity

4. Put patients on special diet , ( low sodium , fluid restriction diet )

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