Dear Nurses

Friday, January 30, 2009

ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA

Aspiration pneumonia can be avoided. If the patient has a compromised airway, like the stroke patient, or one who is unconscious , a foreign substance such as stomach content ( from tube feeding) or emesis (vomitus) may enter the lungs. You may also enjoy watching the video:
http://www.dearnurses.com/clinical_nursing_videos_called_sessions
(Sessions 14).

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