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Patient care

patient assessment

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ORTHOPNEA DYSPNEA IN A RECLINING POSITION/ COMMON IN PATIENTS WITH CHF
PLATYPNEA DYSPNEA IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION
ORTHODEOXIA OXYGEN DESATURATION ON ASSUMING THE UPRIGHT POSITION
PHLEGM MUCUS FROM TRACHEOBRONCHIAL TREE THAT HAS NOT BEEN CONTAMINATED BY ORAL SECRETIONS
SPUTUM MUCUS THAT COMES FROM THE LUNG BUT PASSES THROUGH THE MOUTH
PURELENT SPUTUM THAT CONTAINS PUS CELLS/ A COMMON SIGN OF A BACTERIAL INFECTION (THICK, COLORED, & STICKY)
FETID SPUTUM THAT IS FOUL SMELLING (INFECTION)
MUCOID SPUTUM THAT IS CLEAR AND THICK (AIRWAY DISEASE) (I.E. ASTHMA)
HEMOTYSIS BLOOD STREAKED SPUTUM
HEMATEMESIS VOMITING BLOOD FROM THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT/ USUALLY IN PATIENTS WITH A HISTORY OF GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE
MASSIVE HEMOTYSIS MORE THAN 300 ML IN 24 HOURS(COMMON CAUSES INCLUDE BRONCHIECTASIS,LUNG ABCESS, AND ACUTE OR OLD TUBERCULOSIS)
NONMASSIVE HEMOTYSIS BLOOD STREAKED SPUTUM/ MOST OFTEN SIGN OF INFECTION OF THE AIRWAYS BUT ALSO IN LUNG CANCER, TUBERCULOSIS, TRAUMA, AND PULMONARY EMBOLISM
PLEURITIC CHEST PAIN LOCATED LATERALLY AND POSTERIORLY. WORSENS WHEN A PATIENT TAKES A DEEP BREATH AND IS DESCRIBED AS A SHARP, STABBING PAIN. IT IS ASSOCIATED WITH DISEASES OF THE CHEST THAT CAUSE THE PLEURAL LINING OF THE LUNG TO BECOME INFLAMED
NONPLEURITIC CHEST PAIN LOCATED TYPICALLY IN THE CENTER OF THE ANTERIOR CHEST AND MAY RADIATE TO THE SHOULDER OR BACK. NOT AFFECTED BY BREATHING, DULL ACHE OR PRESSURE TYPE OF PAIN
ANGINA A COMMON CAUSE OF NONPLEURITIC PAIN WHICH IS A PRESSURE SENSATION WITH EXERTION OR STRESS AND RESULTS FROM CORONARY ARTERY OCCLUSION
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