A Case Study on pneumonia

Jun 18th, 2015
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The inflammation of the lung parenchyma (the respiratory bronchioles and alveoli) is known as Pneumonia. Frequently, it is described as lung parenchyma/alveolar inflammation and abnormal alveolar filling with fluid. The alveoli are microscopic air-filled sacs in the lungs responsible for absorbing oxygen from the atmosphere. Pneumonia can result from a variety of causes, including infection with bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites, and chemical or physical injury to the lungs. Pneumonia often classified as community acquired, nosocomial (hospital acquired), or opportunistic. The most common causative organism for community acquired pneumonia is Streptococcus pneumoniae (also called pneumococcus), a gram- positive bacterium. This organism causes 70% to 75% of all diagnosed cases of pneumonia.

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GENERAL OBJECTIVE:To be able to acquire reliable information about Pneumonia in order for us students to become knowledgeable ;be able to demonstrate competent nursing care that will address our patients condition ; and to demonstrate right attitude as member of the health care team.SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:To obtain pertinent information about the the patients demographic and socio-economic profile.To be well informed on the clients history including the past and present illness.To be familiar with the structures and normal function of the body organs involved..To gain knowledge about the underlying causes and factors of the clients diagnosis.To be able to formulate and establish appropriate nursing care plan that will help improve our clients condition.To be familiar with some of the clients medications which includes both therapeutic and the adverse effects.As heath care providers, it is important to know and understand more about of this case for better provision of care to clients, for more sufficient and adequate health educations/teachings for the patient, and to protect ourselves from possible transmission of this disease while working on clients with this case. Moreover, the importance of this study is also to continually challenge the students to expand their scope to meet the needs of the patient with pulmonary disease. The purpose of this paper is to enable the readers to enhance their knowledge of normal pulmonary function and app

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