Hospital-acquired pneumonia

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  • Resonatory System Essay

    velopharyngeal insufficiency, or VPI. This is a disorder which results in the improper closure of the velopharyngeal sphincter (soft palate muscle in the mouth) during speech, allowing air to escape through the nose instead of the mouth (Seattle Children’s Hospital). Since there is improper closure of the velopharyngeal sphincter, this results in insufficiency of any sounds that may be needed to build up intraoral pressure. Both stops (such as p, b, t, d, k, and…

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  • Essay On Spirometry

    It test how well you inhale and exhale, and it also test how much air your lungs take in with each breath. To perform this test, an instrument called a spirometer is used which measures the volume of air moving in and out of the lungs during pulmonary ventilation. When given this test a person can be standing up or sitting down but whichever one that person must remain in that position throughout the whole test. The person cannot change positions because that will mess of the results from the…

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  • The Causes And Effects Of Smoking

    Some people resort to smoking to reduce their stress, but what they don’t know is what kind of health issues will come up while they are smoking. Smoking has a rich history behind it and how it came about in 1612 when the settlers came to Jamestown. Native American’s, however, did smoke tobacco but only for religious and medical purposes. Nowadays, smoking is an everyday thing for some people. Eventually this will lead to either dangerous medical issues or even simple as asthma, but their lungs…

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  • Clostridium Difficile Research Paper

    investigating the problem of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and pseudomembranous (a layer which resembles a membrane, especially one forming over a mucosal surface) the discovery of Clostridium difficile and he identified it as the leading cause of hospital-associated infections. The prognosis for C. difficile is being able to recover even without treatment and if not it is perforation (rupture) of the colon and death. If you have had C. difficile infection before, you have a one in four chance…

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  • Mary Eyre Nursing Care Plan

    walks in her neighborhood to help expand her lungs and improve her exercise tolerance and in long run reduce her weight. It may also provide an opportunity for her to socialize with her neighbors and probably make some friends. She needs a flu and pneumonia vaccine,…

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  • Four Ways Of Detoxification Of The Lungs

    Detoxification of the lungs This way you can clean your lungs naturally Cleansing your lungs lets you detox them of infection, lower the risk of cancer, expand lung capacity and improve the health of the respiratory tract. This is primarily suggested to smokers and people living in places with polluted air. Here are the four ways of cleansing your lungs 1. Breathing exercises They are one of the best methods of lung cleansing. This doesn’t mean just taking a deep breath, it takes a lot more.…

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  • Nursing Case Study In Nursing

    According to a study, COPD is diagnosed in almost 24 million individuals in the US and is among the top 4 reasons of death in the country (Rubin, Dhand, Ruppel, Branson, & Hess, 2011). Other prevalent lung illnesses in the United States are asthma, pneumonia, and ARDS, which all correlate with the concept of gas exchange. In each phase in the continuum of healthcare, nurses will be faced with a patient who is diagnosed with a respiratory illness or disease. Therefore, nurses play a vital role…

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  • Pneumonia Research Paper

    What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is a type of inflammation of the air sacs in the lungs. It can affect one or both of the lungs. Alveoli that are in the lungs may fill with some type of fluid, which can make it difficult to breathe. The most common causes of pneumonia are by viruses, bacteria or fungi. The most common bacteria type that causes pneumonia is Streptococcus Pneumonia. How is it Diagnosed? Pneumonia is diagnosed while taking different kinds of tests. Some of these tests are: Physical…

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  • Contracted Influenza Case Study

    My friend Mary believes that she has contracted influenza, which is known as the flu. She expressed that because she woke up with a high fever and a stuffy nose, she assumes that has contracted the flu. Influenza, is a common infectious disease that can be defined as a highly contagious and transmitted infection, that can be contracted through various ways. Such as sharing the same cup with another person, touching your face,not allowing the body to get enough sleep,being in direct…

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  • End Tidal Wave Lab Report

    Method A relaxed subject breathed into a clean mouthpiece for a period of 1-2 minutes with an oximeter placed on the tip of the index finger. During this time, the subject was asked to stay still with their hands in their lap and palms pointing upwards as well as wearing a nose clip. This normal breathing was recorded on the computer and then the volunteer was asked to exhale for 4-6 seconds after a normal inspiration to ensure the collection of an end tidal volume sample. The recording was…

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