NRS 410: Pathophysiologic progression
Mucor infection into Pneumonia
NRS 410: Pathophysiologic progression Mucor infection into
Pathophysiologic progression Mucor infection into Pneumonia:
Explain what Mucor is and how a patient is likely to become
infected with Mucor. Describe the pathophysiologic progression of
the infection into pneumonia and at least two medical/nursing
interventions that would be helpful in treating the patient.
Examine the laboratory blood test results and arterial blood gases
provided in “Discussion Question Resource: Laboratory Blood Test
Results.” What laboratory values are considered abnormal?
Explain each abnormality and discuss the probable causes from a
What medications and medical treatments are likely to be
prescribed by the attending physician on this case? List at least
three medications and three treatments. Provide rationale for
each of the medications and treatments you suggest.
Examine the x-ray of a patient diagnosed with pneumonia due to
infection with Mucor. Refer to the “Module 4 DQ Chest Xray”
resource in order to complete the above questions.
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