Pulmonary edema.

Question 1

A 47-year-old male is diagnosed with pulmonary edema. Which assessment findings will the nurse observe?

Thick mucus secretions

Pink, frothy sputum



Question 2

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

Question 3

A 9-year-old male contracted influenza. Which of the following complications is of greatest concern to the nurse?

chronic bronchitis

bronchiolitis obliterans


respiratory distress syndrome (RDS)