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Pulmonary Edema: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this video series.

    00:03 Excess fluid seeps out of the blood vessels and into the alveoli in pulmonary edema.

    00:08 From the alveoli or the air sacs of the lungs and fluid in the alveoli will impair the gas exchange.

    00:15 Congestive heart failure or CHF is the most common cause of pulmonary edema.

    00:20 Now coarse rales in the lungs are a sign of pulmonary edema that you can do.

    00:25 You can do that assessment with just your stethoscope.

    00:28 And they can also be identified on a chest x-ray.

    00:31 Remember listen to lungs front and back and is most likely to develop pulmonary edema in the back.

    00:38 So the treatment for pulmonary edema involves figuring out what the underlying cause of the edema is and treating the patient with oxygen, diuretics that will pulll extra fluid off, antihypertensives if blood pressure is the problem and additional interventions based on the underlying cause.


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    The lecture Pulmonary Edema: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Lung Disorders (Nursing).


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     Rhonda Lawes

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