Archive for the 'Impaired Gas Exchange' Category

Nursing diagnosis – IMPAIRED GAS EXCHANGE

ShareIMPAIRED  GAS  EXCHANGE DEFINITION Excess or deficit in oxygenation and/or carbon dioxide elimination at the alveolar-capillary membrane DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Abnormal pH and arterial • Headache upon awakening blood gases levels • Hypoxia and hypoxemia • Abnormal respiratory rate, • Increased or decreased carbon rhythm, and depth dioxide levels • Confusion • Irritability/Restlessness • Cyanosis [...]