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Nursing Care Plan Common Dysrhytmias
on May 10, 2011 in NCP common dysrhytmias COMMON DYSRHYTHMIAS Tachycardias I. Sinus Tachycardia a. Sinus node creates rate that is faster than normal (greater than 100) b. Associated with physiological or psychological stress; medications, such as catecholamines, aminophylline, atropine, st...

Nursing Care Plan Myocardial Infarction
on May 3, 2011 in NCP mi MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION I. Pathophysiology a. Marked reduction or loss of blood flow through one or more of the coronary arteries, resulting in cardiac muscle ischemia, and over a finite period, resulting in necrosis b. Occurs most often due to corona...

Nursing Care Plan Hypertension: Severe
on May 2, 2011 in severe NCP hypertension HYPERTENSION: SEVERE I.Pathophysiology—malignant or cancerous tumor, starting from the cells of the breast tissue and occurring primarily in women, although men may also be affected. b. Types (NCCN, 2007) i. This is cout3. This is cout3. This is c...

Nursing Care Plan Heart Failure Chronic
on May 2, 2011 in NCP chronic heart failure HEART FAILURE: CHRONIC I. Pathophysiology a. Remodeling of the myocardium (as a structural response to injury) changes the heart from an efficient football shape to an inefficient basketball shape, making coordinated contractility difficult. i. Vent...

Nursing Care Plan Ventilatory Assistance
on May 2, 2011 in ventillatory assistance mechanical NCP VENTILATORY ASSISTANCE (MECHANICAL) I. Pathophysiology—impairment of respiratory function affecting O2 uptake and CO2 elimination, requiring mechanical assist to support or replace spontaneous breathing a. Inability to maintain adequate oxygenatio...

Nursing Care Plan Pulmonary Tuberculosis PTB
on May 2, 2011 in NCP ptb pulmonary tuberculosis PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS (TB) I. Pathophysiology a. Bacterial infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli (TB) i. Primarily affects the lungs (70% per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2004) although it can invade other body system...

Nursing Care Plan Angina Coronary Artery Disease Acute Coronary Syndrome
on May 2, 2011 in angina NCP coronary artery acute coronary syndrome ANGINA (CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME) I. Pathophysiology a. The disorder is characterized by a narrowing of coronary arteries due to atherosclerosis, spasm or, rarely, embolism. b. Atherosclerotic changes in coronary arteries res...

Nursing Care Plan Pneumothorax / Hemothorax
on May 1, 2011 in hemothorax pneumothorax NCP PNEUMOTHORAX/HEMOTHORAX I. Pathophysiology a. Partial or complete collapse of lung due to accumulation of air (pneumothorax), blood (hemothorax), or other fluid (pleural effusion) in the pleural space b. Intrathoracic pressure changes induced by inc...

Nursing Care Plan COPD Asthma
on May 1, 2011 in NCP copd asthma CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) AND ASTHMA I. Pathophysiology a. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): chronic obstructive bronchitis and emphysema i. Chronic airflow limitations (CAL): caused by a mixture of small airway diseas...

Nursing Care Plan Lung Cancer Postoperative Care
on May 1, 2011 in lung cancer postoperative NCP care LUNG CANCER: POSTOPERATIVE CARE I. Pathophysiology a. Usually develops within the wall or epithelium of the bronchial tree b. Prolonged exposure to cancer-promoting agents causes damage to ciliated cells and mucus-producing cells, leading to genetic...

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