Signs and Symptoms of Emphysema

  • Dyspnoea
  • Barrel chest
  • Tachypn0ea
  • Pursed lip breathing
  • Tripod stance
  • Hypoxaemia/hypercapnia
  • Note wheezing is minimal
  • Signs of hypoxaemia

Taken from Nursing in Practice 62 p61

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s