Nursing diagnosis – ineffective airway clearance

ShareInneffective Airway Clearance DEFINITION Inability to clear secretions or obstructions from the respiratory tract to maintain a clear airway DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • INEFFECTIVE AIRWAY CLEARANCE • Adventitious breath sounds, such as crackles, rhonchi, and wheezes • Changes in respiratory rate and rhythm • Cyanosis • Diminished breath sounds • Difficulty vocalizing • Dyspnea • Ineffective [...]