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Histoplasmosis is ___ infection?
The s/s include:
Fungal infection
s/s include: Dyspnea, fever, cough, weight loss. Enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen and liver can also occur.
Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
Describe what it is and s/s
(See Iggy page 638-9)
Pulmonary sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disorder. It involves a autoimmune response in which T-lymphocytes increase and cause damging action to lung tissue.
s/s include dysnea and dry cough
One of the first signs of TB
Slight cough with mucoid expectorate
Definitive test for TB
Sputum Culture. A chest x-ray is a presumptive diagnostic test.
A person being treated for TB can return to work when ...
Three sputum cultures are negative
Initial assessment after surgical placement of an endotracheal tube is .... then ...
Initially the patient is ventilated with an Ambu bag and a nurse auscultates for bilateral breath sounds... then the patient has an x-ray taken. Note the tube is marked where it enters the nose or mouth for ongoing monitoring.
Inaccuate pulse Ox reading may occur when....peripheral perfusion is impaired such as in
Hypotention, shock, meds that cause vasoconstriction. NOT such things as fever, Respiratory Failure or epilesy
Aftering administrating a TB test the client should return in _ to have it read.
48-78 hours (Study)
Type of dressing after removal of a chest tube
Petrolatum gauze and sterile 4x4 gauze or elastoplast tape. NOT telfa, neosporin ointment or benzoin spray.