Post-Operative Respiratory Distress

Patient is status postoperative after undergoing surgical repair of an ankle fracture. He has developed early signs of atelectasis with crackles in his lungs.

 

Learning Objectives:

Recognize abnormal findings (increased respiratory rate, decreased pulse oximetry, increased breathing effort, bibasilar crackles, cyanosis of lips and extremities)

Additional information

Learner

Nursing

Contributor

Elsevier

Case Setting

MedSurg

Specialty

Internal medicine, Orthopedics

Room Size

12×12

Language

English

Status

For Purchase