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Respiratory

Respiratory

Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum three paragraphs per DQ, with a minimum of three sentences each paragraph.

·      All answers or discussions comments submitted must be in APA format according to Publication Manual American Psychological Association (APA) (6th ed.) 2009 ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

·      Minimum of two references, not older than 2015.

Eleven-month-old Bianca is being assessed in the chest clinic today by the respiratory nurse. Bianca requires continuous portable oxygen via nasal prongs at 0.5 L/min. Her mother has tried to wean Bianca from oxygen during the night, but Bianca’s O2 saturation often will drop to 92% and her respiratory rate will increase. Bianca was born at 30 weeks gestation and was ventilated for the first 2 weeks of life. She has been on continuous oxygen since birth. There is a student nurse observing today. Outside the exam room, she states to the respiratory nurse that Bianca must have asthma.

-How would the respiratory nurse respond?

-What things would you be concerned about as Bianca gets older?