A 47-year-old male is diagnosed with pulmonary edema. Which assessment findings will the nurse observe?
Thick mucus secretions
Pink, frothy sputum
If an individual with respiratory difficulty were retaining too much carbon dioxide, which of the following compensatory responses would the nurse expect to be initiated?
Increase in respiratory rate
Decrease in ventilation rate
Increase in tidal volume
Vasodilation of the pulmonary arterioles
A 9-year-old male contracted influenza. Which of the following complications is of greatest concern to the nurse?
respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)