Risks for Bronchospasm (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:01 Now who's most risk to experience one of these nasty things we call bronchospasms? Well clearly, ding ding ding ding ding! number one winner, our patients with asthma or COPD, Also patients with allergies, you hear them start to wheeze when they're breathing into.

    00:18 Now if you have a respiratory infection right along with that, remember infection goes inflamed airways Inflamed airway means things are thicker, airway hole is smaller.

    00:29 We talked about exercise and we can help patients if that's really a trigger for bronchospasm for them, we can give them an inhaled medication about 15 minutes before they start their exercise and then they should have far less risk for bronchospasm.

    00:43 Now you can also be exposed to things that will immediately make your lungs bronchospasm like there's some type of air irritant, maybe it's some crazy fume, pollution You know if you live in a certain countries have significant air pollution on a regular day.

    00:56 Maybe it's like super something, super hot or super cold, whatever it is, I can That's your body's way of saying like, "heck no, we do not want that to go all the way down in", so sometimes it's a protective response.

    01:09 But we have medications such as antibiotics, non-selective beta blockers, even aspirin or NSAIDS.

    01:15 They could also cause a bronchospasm in particular patients, not everybody but you know if you're the one having the bronchospasm, you're not so worried about the rest of the general population, you're worried about your need to breathe.

    01:28 Okay, so asthma or COPD - number one.

    01:32 Allergies, respiratory infections, exercise and then certain medications in certain people can cause this bronchospasm response.

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    The lecture Risks for Bronchospasm (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Lung Disorders (Nursing).

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    1. Antibiotics
    2. NSAIDs
    3. Non-selective beta-blockers
    4. Analgesics
    5. Antipyretics

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     Rhonda Lawes

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