Wallace Peterson is a 69-year-old male with a 6-year history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who

Wallace Peterson is a 69-year-old male with a 6-year history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who presented to the emergency department at 0100 on Tuesday morning with moderate respiratory distress, a productive cough, and a fever. He was admitted to the inpatient medical-surgical unit for treatment of pneumonia.

Questions 1: What are the early signs and symptoms of inadequate oxygenation?

2: Is maintaining oxygen saturation greater than 88% adequate for this patient?

3: What type of pneumonia does this patient have?

Maurice Arviso is a 60-year-old Native American male directly admitted from his provider’s office to the inpatient medical unit with community-acquired pneumonia. Maurice is determined to maintain his independence and dignity and refuses assistance with personal care, even though he experiences shortness of breath with any exertion. Just before the scenario begins, Maurice attempts to use the urinal independently and spills urine on the bed and floor.

1: Mr. Arviso states, “I am short of breath.” What assessment findings should the nurse o

2: What questions would be appropriate for a nurse to ask when gathering subjective data for Mr. Arviso?

3: List objective manifestations associated with dyspnea? 1 point Growth & Development Why does Mr. Peterson’s age predispose him to pneumonia?

Growth & Development

What developmental (Erikson) stage is Mr. Arviso, and how does his current situation contribute to this stage of development?

Culture & Diversity

What are some cultural risk factors for pneumonia?