You are an AGACNP practicing as a hospitalist nurse practitioner in a 200-bed community hospital. You have pulmonology and critical care consultant teams available, as well as a 15-bed critical care unit. You are tasked with admitting a patient with a chief complaint of a complex acute, critical, and chronic pulmonology state.
Summarize the pathology, etiology, modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors, pertinent signs and symptoms, anticipated acid-base derangements, diagnostics, treatment regimens to include both pharmacological and nonpharmacological, and nutritional and environmental interventions for one of the following. Try not to post duplicate posts on the same subject. Support your answer with two or three peer-reviewed resources.
- Acute and Chronic Lung Failure
- Obstructive Lung Disease
- Restrictive Lung Disease
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Drug-Induced Pulmonary Toxicities
- Viral, Fungal, and Bacterial Infections of the Lung, including TB, Mycoplasma Infections, and Bronchiectasis