Latest Comments by Kirstybop

Latest Comments by Kirstybop

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Joined Jan 2, '13. Posts: 7 (14% Liked) Likes: 1

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    lol i tend to put on weight when i get stressed or when i have revision to do, however when i'm out on the wards on placement i be so busy that i lose weight (its the only exercise i get) haha everyone is different i guess

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    Yes i'm aware of that, i don't know why i forgot to write that about the oxygen, slipped my mind! No that was everything really, i just wasnt 100 % what o2 to give! Thanks

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    Good luck to you, it shows you have a real interest in nursing which is great

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    COPD can cause hypoxia and hypercapnia over a long period of time, so in order to boost the oxygen delivery, the body tries to compensate by causing the blood vessels in the lungs to constrict. This forces more blood and oxygen through. Therefore leading to high blood pressure within the lungs (pulmonary hypertension)

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    Thank you very much for you're help.. I was just slightly confused at how many litres of oxygen to give as the book i have is quite wishy washy in this aspect. thanks again!

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    Hi there! Well i have said do an overall assessment such as airway (try to maintain airway by sitting patient upright), observe breathing and encourage pursing of lips and slow breaths. Take temperature to obtain whether the patient has a possible chest infection (observe any evidence of sputum). Commence oxygen therapy if sats are below a certain level.. (This is where i am stuck as i am unsure what sort of oxygen therapy would be best)

    I know i havent got much there lol I would appreciate any help

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    Hi there im a student and i don't know if i am posting this in the correct place but i was wondering if anyone would be kind enough and offer a few pointers on a possible exam question..

    Q) Discuss the immediate nursing care required for the care of a COPD patient who has been admitted with breathlessness etc..


    So far, i have said do an overall assessment such as airway (try to maintain airway by sitting patient upright), observe breathing and encourage pursing of lips and slow breaths. Take temperature to obtain whether the patient has a possible chest infection (observe any evidence of sputum). Commence oxygen therapy if sats are below a certain level.. (This is where i am stuck as i am unsure what sort of oxygen therapy would be best)

    Many thanks!



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