In doing my assessment paper, I seem to be hung up on my pathophysiology diagram.
I tried researching examples online, but I'm not seeing what my instructor is looking for.
Here's the example I was given in class:
If you are diagramming unstable angina your diagram might look like this:
accelerated atherosclerotic occlusion of coronary arteries
temporary ischemia of myocardial tissue
irritation of peripheral sensory neurons by waste products as lactic acid
Here's what I came up with for PNE.. Input appreciated.. am I on the right track??
Inhaled microorganism reaches alveoli
Alveoli become dialated-filled with fluids, organisms, neutrophils and RBC's
Affected lung becomes consolidated
Of course, we're assuming it was caused by inhaled microorganism and not irritant..