Nursing

Nursing

,Respiratory dysfunction is a known clinicalantecedentof adverse events such as cardiac arrest, need for Medical emergency team activation and unplanned intensive care unit admission and mortality. The way in which nurses assess, interpret, use and document clinical indicators of respiratory dysfunction is influential in identifiing patients at risk of clinical deterioration and adverse events, as well as preventing adverse events related to respiratory dysfunction. To prevent adverse events, nurses must recognise and interpret signS Of respiratory dysfunction and initiate interventions to correct respiratory dysfu nction” (Consid i n e, 2004, p. 6241. With reference to literature, critically discuss the importance of accurate respiratory rate measurement and sensitivity of tachypnoea as a predictor of clinical deterioration. primary sources from 1980 onwards are acceptable for this question. Full referencing is mandatory for this question. Reference: Considine, J. (2005). The role of nurses in preventing adverse events related to.respiratory dysfunction: literature review. lournal of Advanced Nursing,4916l,624-633 10p. doi:10 .LL1Ui.t365-2648.2004.03337.x .(20 marks)


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