Impaired Gas Exchange Care Plan

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    I know my diagnosis for my care plan is going to Impaired Gas Exchange. I am not sure what to relate it too. My patient's impaired gas exchange was because she was anemic. While taking care of her in clinicals she would not keep her oxygen on which was causing her O2 sats to decrease. Any suggestions on how to relate this?

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    because she was anemic

    r/t ventilation-perfusion imbalance s/t anemia aeb hypoxemia


    she would not keep her oxygen on

    noncompliance is a low priority NDX, IMHO.
    Last edit by Jonathank on Jan 16, '11 : Reason: style error
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    Quote from renee_334
    I know my diagnosis for my care plan is going to Impaired Gas Exchange. I am not sure what to relate it too. My patient's impaired gas exchange was because she was anemic. While taking care of her in clinicals she would not keep her oxygen on which was causing her O2 sats to decrease. Any suggestions on how to relate this?

    Anemia > deficiency of iron

    Deficiency of iron = decreased hemoglobin

    Decreased hemoglobin = diminished oxygen saturation



    Impaired Gas Exchange R/T iron deficiency AEB SOB, decreased O2 sats, Hgb reports, patients refusal to use supplemental oxygen...

    Good enough for your program or not? I'd get a good score with that.


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