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4 Pneumonia Nursing Diagnosis

What are the nursing diagnosis for pneumonia


Impaired gas exchange related to effects of alveolar-capillary membrane changes.


Ineffective airway clearance related to effects of infection, excessive tracheobronchial secretions, fatigue and decreased energy, chest discomfort and muscle weakness.


Clients with pneumonia may have one or more of the following:

Acute pain related to the effects of inflammations of parietal pleura, coughing

Deficient fluid volume related to increased respiratory rate.

Deficient fluid volume related to fever, infection and increased metabolic rate.

Disturbed sleep pattern related to pain, dyspnea, unfamiliar environment (hospitalization).

Potential for pleural effusion.


According to Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care 5th ed. Donna D. Ingnatavicius and M. Linda Workman


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