Ineffective Airway Clearance

 

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Definition: inabiltiy to effectively clear secretions from the respiratory tract

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2. Defining Characteristics- check those that apply to your client:

None- high risk diagnosis dyspnea  adventitious breath sounds 
ineffective or absent cough  changes in respiratory rate or rhythm 
pain with coughing  restlessness  orthopnea 


3. Related Factors- check those that apply to your client:

pathophysiologic disorders (neuromuscular dysfunction, infection, COPD)
excessive mucus or secretions  airway spasm  smoking  smoke inhalation (fire)
 



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6. Evaluation: Was the outcome criteria met? 

Yes- Give Evidence: 

No- Explain how you would change the plan: 


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