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Gina, a home health nurse is visiting a home care client with advanced lung cancer. Upon assessing the client, the nurse discovers wheezing, bradycardia, and a respiratory rate of 10 breaths/minute.



A. Hypoxia
B. Delirium
C. Hyperventilation
D. Semiconsciousness

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Asked by Bella, Last updated: Aug 02, 2020

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Robert Hazlewood

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Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive, MBA, Louisville

Answered Jan 03, 2019

Hypoxia is an illness in which the body or region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level. It is the deprivation of oxygen supply. Hyperventilation is a state in which you start to breathe very fast.

Hyperventilation is also known as rapid deep breathing, or over breathing. Generalized hypoxia transpires in healthy people when they ascend to high altitude, where it causes altitude sickness leading to potentially fatal complications.

Hypoxia occurs in healthy individuals when breathing mixtures of gases with low oxygen content. Alterations in respiratory alkalosis can cause it. It can result from failure at any stage in the delivery of oxygen to cells.

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Feb 26, 2017

Had the patient in hypoxic state he would experience compansator reactions-tachycardia and tachpnea
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Hypoxia-as the respiratory center in the brain becomes depressed, hypoxia occurs, producing wheezing, bradycardia, and a decreased respiratory rate. delirium is a state of mental confusion characterized by disorientation to time and place. hyperventilation (respiratory rate greater than that metabolically necessary for gas exchange) is marked by an increased respiratory rate or tidal volume, or both. semiconsciousness is a state of impaired consciousness characterized by limited motor and verbal responses and decreased orientation.
 

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