Question 1: Mr Hopper develops signs of acute pulmonary oedema (APO). Investigations include arterial blood gases (ABG) which reveal: pH 7.25 PaO2 68 PaCO2 60. He is ordered oxygen and a diuretic (frusemide). Briefly explain the physiological process that occurs in acute pulmonary oedema and list 6 signs or symptoms. In your answer identify the type of acid/base imbalance Mr Hooper has and explain how oxygen and a diuretic will improve his respiratory and cardiac function (approx.250 words)
Information related to Acute pulmonary oedema a good source is the Mayo-clinic see link
? The ABG result of 7.25 is it acidosis or alkalosis this is all you need to outline
? Diuretic removes excess fluid
? Oxygen : why would we give oxygen to someone ?
Question 2: Outline the nursing assessment that you would make of Mr Hopper over the next 1-2 days and discuss the significance of these observations, including nursing detection of complications related to an AMI (include subjective and objective data). (approx. 250words)
Include nursing History (subjective)
The sort of information that you would obtain during an admission process including family
? Nursing assessment ( objective data)
? only need to cover 3 points in total not from each system.
Look at the information from each body system CNS, CVS, Respiratory, GIT, Integumentary,
Question 3: Mr Hopper has recovered well in hospital and discharge planning has commenced. Discuss 5 health services in Tasmania, that could assist Mr Hopper’s recovery. (approx 100words)