a. Working in mines: According to Safe Work Australia (2006) mines are usually considered as an oxygen-deficient atmosphere with high levels of dust that can trigger asthma (Occupational Respiratory Diseases in Australia, 2006)
b. Avoiding prescribed medication: not taking medication can result in shortness of breath, coughing and an overall failure to control asthma (Gibbons, 2013).
2. Data that indicate an oxygen deficit are:
a. Normal to high systolic BP (139) and Diastolic Pressure (85): high BP leads to cardiovascular complication by hardening the arteries, which decreases the flow of oxygen and blood to the heart ("Blood pressure", 2016).
b. High respiratory rate: RR of 32 is relatively …show more content…
Angina and other pains in different regions of the body such as the arms and neck.
c. Experiencing episodes of dizziness and nausea
8. Factors that have a large and profound effect on the balance performance
a. Fear of falling (FOF): according to Young and William (2015), FOF is associated with increased anxiety that can compromise attentional resources required for movement.
b. Age: in elderly such as Mrs. Adam, age-related decline in motor, sensory and musculoskeletal function can result in poor motor control that increases the risks of fall (Ketcham & Stelmach, 2004).
9. Factors that increase the risk of integrity of Mrs. Adam are:
a. Smoking: Nicotine in cigarettes result in vasoconstriction that decreases blood flow and limits the oxygen in the blood. This reduces the supply of nutrients to the skin that is essential for repair and regeneration of skin cell. Thus, smoking result in poor wound healing and even increases risk of wound infection (Silverstein, 1992).
b. Immobility: Immobility is mostly followed by tissue hypoxia due to the collapse of vessels under external pressure (pressure injury). This result in cellular death, tissue necrosis and ischemia that can increases the risk of skin integrity (Moon,