bronchopulmonary dyplasia pt question!!

  1. Hi all... JUst simple lil question...how fast can pts with BPD get pnuemonia?
    Reason for question? Infant has had been in hosp. 3x's w/ no dx of such...x-ray done...it looks like it popped up overnight!!!
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  3. by   P_RN
    You piqued my interest.
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...native%20Names

    Babies who have experienced BPD are at a greater risk for developing recurrent respiratory infections requiring hospitalization (see pneumonia). Many of the cystic changes of the airways (bronchioles) that occur in babies with bronchopulmonary dysplasia are permanent.
  4. by   CraftyLPN
    thx for the info PRN.. I know she is very susceptible to pneumonia... My question is...Can it just
    "pop" up like this? She has been hospitalized 3 x's... without anyone even having a clue...myself and another HH nurse picked up on "something is not right" aura right away.....
  5. by   KRVRN
    It can pop up pretty quick. Have you ever gotten up feeling fine and then felt like you had a cold later in the day? A bad BPD kid can develop pneumonia soon after.
  6. by   Qwiigley
    Go to the nurse anesthesia page. We have tostudy this in school before graduation....ask there.

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