Case Study Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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Case Study Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Nursing Management 1





PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS CATEGORY I, PLEURAL EFFUSION RIGHT ON TREATMENT, STATUS POST CHEST TUBE THORACOTOMY INSERTION





Nursing Management of a Pulmonary Ward Patient Having Pulmonary Tuberculosis Category I, Pleural Effusion Right on Treatment, Status Post Chest Thoracotomy Tube Insertion





Bumolo, Olimpia T.

Torres, Pauline Bianca G.





Our Lady of Fatima University, Quezon City







Nursing Management 2





Nursing Management of a Pulmonary Ward Patient Having Pulmonary Tuberculosis Category I, Pleural Effusion Right on Treatment, Status Post Chest Thoracotomy Tube Insertion

              Private P, A.B., a 25 year old male, single. He finished second year college (Bachelor of Science in Education). He lives in Barangay Monbon Irosin, Sorsogon City. Five months Prior to Admission, patient began to experience dry cough, general body malaise, back pain, low grade fever in the afternoon, hoarseness of voice and restlessness. At first, patient took solmux and amoxicillin three times a day for three days. The signs and symptoms still persisted. He sought consult to the Commission Army Station Hospital, Lucena City and underwent another chest x-ray and had nebulization to liquefy secretions. He then was advised to go home. His immediate superior (official) advised him to go to the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center due to unavailability of a pulmonologist in the area. He then was transported   via ambulance and was seen in Emergency Room and chest x-ray was done and   admitted at seven Delta   Pulmonary Ward with an a diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis category I, pleural effusion right on treatment, status post chest thoracotomy tube insertion. Copius secretions obstruct the airways in many patients with tuberculosis and interfere with adequate gas exchange, Bare (2010).





Pathophysiology

      The signs and symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis were insidious. Most...

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