The need for repeat testing.
Nonproductive or productive cough
Anorexia and weight loss
Chills and night sweats
Meats and citrus fruits
Grains and broccoli
Eggs and spinach
Potatoes and fish
Auscultation of breath sounds
Auscultation of bowel sounds
Presence of chest pain.
Presence of peripheral edema
Color of nail beds
Position changes q4h
Nasotracheal suctioning to clear secretions
Frequent linen changes
Frequent offering of a bedpan.
Decreased cardiac output
Inadequate peripheral circulation
Decreased oxygenation of the blood.
Maintain complete bedrest
Administer oxygen therapy
Provide frequent linen changes.
Provide fluid intake of 3 L/day
A respiratory rate of 25 to 30 breaths per minute
The ability to perform ADL’s without dyspnea
A maximum loss of 5 to 10 pounds of body weight
Chest pain that is minimized by splinting the ribcage.
Dyspnea on exertion
Mental status changes
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