Loading...
EmpoweRN.com Inspiration & Education.
For the NCLEX style questions: http://empowern.com/2015/02/pneumonia/
Thank you so much for watching this and all of our videos. I remember when I was in medical surgical nursing and it can be very overwhelming to try to learn everything that you are supposed to learn. I hope that this video breaks down this disease process for you so that you can ace your exams. Or just take exceptional care of your patients :) 
If you would like to see more disease process related videos for nurses or nursing students, please give this video a thumbs up and also subscribe to the channel!
Love you!!
- Caroline

I would like to thank the video contributors: 
Rizalyn Joy Gadugdug 
Maria Salvacion Gonzales 
Yasmin Hashmi
Artem Shestakov
And Babar Hayatrana

Disclaimer: 
These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only.  Please follow the policy and procedures that your institution requires.  
Please note that the views, ideas & opinions expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are not necessarily of those of my employer or institution. The views expressed on this channel and in the videos channel do not represent medical advice. If you have specific medical concerns, please contact your physician. In order to protect patient privacy, all patient identifiers in all videos have been deleted or altered.
The views expressed on this channel and in the videos on this channel are personal opinions. I am not an expert nor do I dispense medical advice or procedural specifications. The information I present is for general knowledge and entertainment purposes only. You need to refer to your own medical director, teachers and protocols for specific treatment information. It is your responsibility to know how best to treat your patient in your jurisdiction.

med surg tips, medical surgical tips, help for nursing students, youtube videos for nursing students, student nurse help, videos for nursing students, nursing videos, videos for nurses, pneumonia, nclex questions pneumonia, test questions pneumonia, test questions for pneumia for nursing students, 

Pneumonia
pneumonia, nclex questions pneumonia, pneumonia for nurses, med surg tips for nurses, medical surgical tips for nurses, help for nursing students, how to study for pneumonia for nursesLungs consist of small air sacs called alveoli. During breathing, the inhaled air moves to these air sacs but sometimes due to the inflammation of alveoli and the surrounding tissues, the sacs are already filled with pus or fluids which makes breathing difficult. This condition is known as pneumonia.

Pneumonia is easy to overcome by a healthy person, but certain group of people are more sensitive to this infection. Such as:

People who smoke regularly smokers

Newly born babies and children below the age of 2

Elderly people such as over 65 years of age

And those with weakened immune system possibly because of certain medical conditions

There are many ways of classifying pneumonia. It can be done on the basis of the part of the lungs that has been infected, such as bronchial and lobar, or it can be classified on the basis of how was the infection acquired for instance from the community, hospital or aspiration.

 

Types of pneumonia based on the infected area in the lungs are as following:

        Bronchial pneumonia – is inflammation of the bronchial tubes in which one or both lungs get patches
        Lobar Pneumonia is another classification – in which one or more of the five main lobes of the lungs are infected including all the alveoli in the affected lobe.
Hospital Acquired Pneumonia abbreviated as (HAP) – is if the pneumonia is acquired after 48 or more hours of being admitted in the hospital for another reason, it is HAP which is more serious as the patient already has another medical condition.
        Community Acquired Pneumonia Which you will see abbreviated (CAP) – it is acquired from the social surroundings and does not involve health care facilities or a hospital.
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia which you will see abbreviated as (VAP) is a type of pneumonia that a patient may develop when they are on a ventilator.  A ventilator is a machine that breathes for a patient. But sometimes, due to several different reasons the patient may become exposed to different disease causing agents. Which may ultimately cause an infection in the lungs or pneumonia. This is why it is so important to use sterile technique when suctioning or coming in contact with the patients tracheostomy.
 

        Opportunistic Pneumonia – is when the infection is caused because of weakened immune system due to anther medical condition, for instance cancer, AIDS, organ transplant, etc. It occurs due to the organisms that are actually healthy for the body and not harmful.
 

        Aspiration Pneumonia – is caused by the inhaling  foods, liquids, saliva, or vomit causing bacterial infection in the lungs. 

Comments

Leave a Reply