Lower Respiratory Tract Flashcards Preview

Medical-Surgical Nursing > Lower Respiratory Tract > Flashcards

Flashcards in Lower Respiratory Tract Deck (1)
Loading flashcards...
1

What is atelectasis and how can you prevent this condition from developing?

Lung collapse due to hypoventilation, airway obstruction, compression

Incentive spirometry
Coughing and Deep breathing
Oral care
Understanding
Getting out of bed at least 3x daily
Head of bed elevated