Nursing Care Plan – Ineffective Airway Clearance r/t secretions in the bronchi

Definition

Inability to clear secretions or obstructions from the respiratory tract to maintain a clear airway.

Related Factors:

Environmental

  • Smoking; second hand smoke; smoke inhalation

Obstructed Airway

  • Retained Secretions
  • Secretions in the Bronchi
  • Exudate in the Alveoli
  • Excessive Mucus
  • Airway Spasm
  • Foreign Body in Airway
  • Presence of Artificial Airway

Physiological

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Allergic Airways
  • Hyperplasia of the Bronchial Walls
  • Neuromuscular Dysfunction
  • Infection

NCP – Ineffective Airway Clearance r/t secretions in the bronchi

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