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Nursing 460, Management of Patients with Respiratory Failure

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These notes cover: (acute) respiratory failure (ARF), pulmonary edema (PE); acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and acute lung failure (ARF). Detailed causes of these disorders and nursing i...
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Date Created: 07/06/16
Chapter 23 -Oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve  Shift to left (lower PaO2 saturations)=it is more difficult for hemoglobin to release O2  Shift to left (higher O2 saturations) = more easy for hemoglobin to release O2  Conditions for shift to left: o Increase pH o Decrease temp (hypothermia) o Decrease PaCO2 (decreased CO2)  Condition for shift to right: o Decrease pH o Increase temp (hyperthermia) o Increase PaCO2 (increased CO2)  Note: oxygen saturation does not change significantly above PaO2 above 60 mmHg -shunts:  Most patients don’t have increased CO2 levels, b/c respiratory center is responding to hypoxemia by increasing RR  Anatomic or physiological  Anatomic o Blood bypasses lungs o seen through ventricular septal defect (blood passes through open chamber between right and left ventricles) or pulmonary anomaly (blood flow directly from pulmonary artery to pulmonary vein)  Physiologic o Blood passes directly into vasculature o Blood does not come into contact with alveoli o seen in pulmonary edema, pneumonia, atelectasis -Acute respiratory failure (ACR)  syndrome of failure of lungs to oxygenate blood and/or remove CO2 from blood, d/t failure of heart, lungs ,or both -Hypoxemic respiratory failure causes  hypoventilation  ventilation/perfusion mismatch (airway disease (COPD,asthma), ILD, disease of pulmonary vasculature (PE, pulmonary HTN)  anatomic shunt  decreased fraction of inspired air (O2) at high altitudes -Etiology of hypoxic respiratory failure:  Acute lung injury, pneumothorax, atelectasis  ARDS  Pneumonia  Pulmonary thromboembolism  Cardiogenic pulmonary edema  Acute collagen vascular disease (Goodpastures’s lupus) -Etiology of hypercapnic respiratory failure:  Medications causing respiratory depression  Pulmonary disease: COPD, asthma  Neuromuscular, Guillan-Barre syndrome, Acute myasthenia gravis  Sprinal cord tumors  Kyphoscoliosis  Obesity -Hypoventilation  -decreased gas entering alveoli per unit of time; mat of gas exchanged at alveolar level  *Alveolar ventilation can lead to hypercapnic respiratory failure -Clinical manifestations of ARF:  SOB, tachypnea  Cough, sputum, rales  Decreased neurological function can lead to fatigue and respiratory arrest -Big difference in sx b/t hypoxemic and hypercapnic respiratory failure:  Patient will rarely become sleepy, have decreased LOC, and difficult to arouse in hypoxemic respiratory failure  Central cyanosis in hypoxemic respiratory failure  Muscle twitching (caused by acidosis) in hypercapnic respiratory failure  Also, tachycardia, dysrhythmias, hypertension or hypotension in hypoxemic respiratory failure -Diagnostic tests for Acute respiratory failure:  ABGs o pH 7.35-7.45, PaCO2 35-45, PaO2 75-100, HCO3 24-28 o Patient hx and physical assessment o Chest radiography (to identify possibly cause of respiratory failure (eg pulmonary edeam, ARDS, pneumonia, HF, COPD/asthma, neoplasma, etc) -Acute pulmonary edema  = abnormal accumulation of fluid in lungs that can lead to ARF, can accumulate from dysfunction of lungs, and/or heart  Cardiogenic or noncardiogenic -Cardiogenic pulmonary edema  Results from left ventricular pump failure , fluid backs up increased left ventricular pressure and pulmonary pressures  From cardiac muscle (systolic or diastolic) dysfuction or valvular prob or cardiac tamponade  Fluid forced into interstitial space and into alveoli when lymphatic system can’t drain excess fluid built up  Can be precipitated by dysrhythmias -Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema  Not caused by heart dysfunction  Commonly caused by ARDS or acute lung injury (ACI)  Increased capillary permeability, lymphatic insufficiency, decreased oncotic P, increased negatic interstitial P, idiopathic  Fluid accumulates in interstitial space and alveoli  Different forms: o Neurogenic pulmonary edema o Negative pressure pulmonary edema (attempting to breathe against airway obstruction, and intrathoracic P becomes more negative, blood return to right heart increases ) o High-altitude pulmonary edema (from hypoxia at low atmosphteric pressures and high altitude  pulmonary constriction may occure) o Heroin-induced pulmonary edema: within 24 hrs, injury to pulmonary- capillary membrane o Excessive intravenous fluid administration o Transfusion-related injury – increased pulmonary pressures o Toxin and drug-related pulmonary edema (includes injuries from inhalants and toxic gases) -Common causes of acute pulmonary edema  Increased pulmonary capillary pressure o Cardiogenic: left ventricular failure o Noncardiogenic: pulmonary venous fibrosis, pulmonary occlusive disease  Increased negative o Upper airway obstruction (croup, epiglottis, laryngospasm)  Increased pulmonary capillary permeability o Pneumonia o ARDS/ALI o Toxins o Immunologic reactions, such as transfusion reactions o Smoke inhalation o Sepsis o Immersion injury (near drowning) o Uremia -Clinical manifestations of acute pulmonary edma  Initial sx include cough, dyspnea, tachypnea, fatigue  When fluid invades alveoli: severe dyspnea, tachypnea, frothy sputum production  Decreased saturations  Crackles, wheezes, rhonchi  Central cyanosis, circumoral pallor  Agitation, confusion sx of hypoxemia -Different sx b/t CPE and NCPE:  CPE: tachycardia w/ hypotension, cool, diaphoretic skin; jugular vein distention  NCPE: tachycardia w/ HTN; bounding pulses, dry skin; warm skin (in sepsis) -Other differences b/t CPE and NCPE:  History o CPE: cardiac event (eg ischemic chest pain or HTN) o NPE: preceipitating event (eg sepsis, aspiration, pneumonia, trauma, multiple transfusions)  Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (normal 6-12 mmHg): o CPE: > 18 mmHg o NCPE: < 18mmHg  New S3, S4 heart sounds o CPE: associated w/ left heart failure o NCPE: not common  New or changed murmur o CPE: associated w/ left heart failure o NCPE: not common  Echo o CPE: weak heart muscle or valvular abnormalities that would indicate heart failure o NCPE: no cardiac muscle or valvular defects  Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) o CPE: >500 pg/mL suggests HF o NCPE: <100 pg/mL suggests unlikely cardiac cause  Chest x-ray o CPE: even or central distribution of edema o NCPE: diffuse bilateral patchy infiltrate pattern -Medication management of acute pulmonary edema  Supplemental O2 titrated to increase SpO2  Intubation with mechanical ventilation if necessary  Blood pressure support  Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV)  Airway management  Diuretics  but not in hypotensive patients  Vasodilators (eg nitroglycerin) to decrease preload by redistributing blood peripherally or in decreasing afterload, letting heart work more efficiently  Inotrope (eg dopamine and dobutamine) : decrease cardiac contractility and improve CO o Dopamine given at lower dosage, decreased vascular resistance (afterload) and increased renal perfusion  Morphine: reduces pulmonary capillary pressure w/o depressing myocardial contractility Nursing interventions for acute pulmonary edema:  Positioning (HOB >30) to promote lung expansion, prevent aspiration  Monitor oxygen saturations > 90%  Review ABGs  Provide suctioning as needed to clear secretions  Notify health care provider of increasing oxygen requirements  Monitor patients’ energy level  Diet: limit amount of high fat and salty foods, processed, canned, and fried food  Watch for signs of cardiac condition deterioration: weight gain of 3 or more pounds over 1-3 days; swollen ankles, feet -Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Acute Lung Injury (ALI)  Both types of ARF  ARDS is a syndrome of hypoxemic respiratory failure that leads to alveolar- capillary inflammation and damage  ALI is a less severe form of ARDS, differentiated by lesser degree of abnormal oxygenation  May take 6-12 months to regain normal function -Criteria that define ALI and ARDS:  ALI o PaO2/FiO2<300mG (regardless of PEEP level) o Bilateral patchy infiltrates on chest x-ray o PCWP < 18 mmHg if available or no evidence of left atrial hypertension  ARDS o PaO2>FiO2<200 mmHg (regardless of PEEP level) o Bilateral patchy infiltrates on chest x-ray o PCWP <18 mmHg if available or no evidence of left atrial hypertension -sx of ARDS and ALI  Sx of RF (SOB, tachypnea; cough, sputum, rales)  Early sx: hyperventilation w/ corresponding respiratory alkalosis  Progression: o As hypoxemia increases, dyspnea, SOB, and tachypnea, with use of accessory muscles o Skin may appear cyanotic or mottle o Respirations are rapid and shallow with intercostal and suprasternal retractions on inspiration o Crackles, coarse rhonchi or wheezes o Late findings: hypotension and decreased CO -Nursing interventions for ARDS and ALI:  Mechanical ventilation if severely hypoxemia: volume or pressure-targeted o Volume targeted: uses a set inspiratory volume of gas (tidal volume) moving into lungs with each breath; the stiffer the lung, the higher the pressure needed to reach the volume for that lung o Pressure-targeted: involves delivery of breath until set inspiratory pressure is reached; the stiffer the lung, the less volume will be delivered before the set pressure is reached  Demonstrate use of AMBU bag and suctioning, with HOB elevated >30 degrees to prevent aspiration and HAP  Cough,deep-breathing exercises  Spirometry  Supportive care, including feeding -Terms associated with mechanical ventilation:  Tidal volume (TV) = amount of gas inspired with eac hbreath o For ventilation, ventilator delivers certain volume of breaths in volume- targeted ventilation modes; ventilator will deliver a breath until set volume is reached; should be based on ideal body weight rather than actual body weight of patient  Residual volume (RV) = amount of gas remaining in lungs after maximal respiration  Functional residual capacity (FRC) = total amount of gas left in lungs after normal expiration  Fraction of inspired air (FiO2) = prevent of oxygen delivered to patient; prolonged > 60% can lead to lung injury  Rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) o Respiratory rate/spontaneous tidal volume o Used to determine weaning success  Ventilator rate o Set rate delivered by ventilator, patients can breathe over set rate; Increasing rate on ventilator will decreased PaCO2 and raise pH; monitor for auto-PEEP and hyperventilation -Positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP):  Pressure exerted on airway throughout respiratory cycle that prevents alveolar collapse  Exerts continuous pressure above atmpsphericelvesl on airways during both inspiration and expiration  5cm H2O to compensate for endotracheal tube resistance  Ideal PEED prevents atelectasis  Can improve oxygenation and reduce oxygen requirements (FiO2)  Increases inthrothoracic pressure and can cause hypotension at high levels (b/c venous return is reduced); monitor BP  Can lead to hemodynamic instability in cardiac patients -continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)  Used in spontaneous ventilatory modes to maintain a positive pressure in airway to reduce or prevent alveolar collapse  Patient breathes at own rate and own tidal volume until ventilator places continuous positive pressure in airway  Apnea alarms must be set  Assess for hypoventilation -Endotracheal tube insertion  Patient on back with blanket under shoulders to hyperextend neck and open airway  Confirm equipment is working  Provide 100% O2 via nonbreather mask or AMBU  Document: size of tube and location in airway (by # of cm printed on tube)  Cuff occlude space above tip of tube so air doesn’t escape from mouth when pt is ventilated, also prevents secretions from entering lungs o Is located below vocal cords  Pilot balloon is small diameter tube that runs from cuff and leads outside mouth so that it can be inflated with syringe after tube is inserted  Pressures should be set for minimal occlusion and monitored regularly  *Note: Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation can be used to treat ARF (Esp in COPD) -Inspection of ET tube/ventilation  Size of tube and depth of insertion  Ventilator circuit should be free of fluid (or else, contamination)  Amount and color of secretions in ET tube  Mental status, sx of hypoxemia (eg cyanosis)  Chest wall (movement, symmetry, size of chest wall)  Accessory muscles used?  Distended abdomen? Can prevent adequate ventilation  Mottling of extremities signifies vasoconstriction  Sx of infection -Palpation of ET tube/ventilation:  Deviation of trachea  Pleural friction fremitus (produced when swollen, inflamed pleural surfaces come in contact with each other) -Auscultation  Bronchilal or bronchiovesicular lung sounds over peripheral fields can indicate pneumonia or atelectasis  Check for suctioning if hear gurgles or rhonichi over large airways  Diminished sounds = obesity, pleural fluid accumulation, or pneumothorax  Tension pnuemo more common in patients on positive pressure ventilation Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation:  Criteria: o Hemodynamically stable (low or low dose vaspopressors) on low PEEP and low FiO2 requirements o PaO2/FiO2 at least 150 or SpO2 at least 90% on FiO2 at least less than 40%and PEEP at least less than 5 cm H2O o Test for weaning by using rapid shallow breathing index; if < 105, patient will probably fail to wean o Patient must be able to initiate inspiratory effort  ABGs done after app 30 min, verify ph  Monitor SpO2, RR, HR, any increases in respiratory effort, breath sounds, and BP o HR and RR increased while BP and SaO2 decrease; help prevent myocardial ischemi d/t lack of O2 -Mechanical ventilation/ET tube components  Inspiratory and expiratory tubing (each of own circuit) that connect to ventilator  Humidifier before O2 is delivered to patients on ventilation in order to prevent drying of airways, mucous plugging o Methods by heat and moisture exchanger and heater-humidifiers  FiO2 should be titrated to lowest concentration that produces PaO2 of 55-60 mmHg in patients with lung disease, in order to prevent oxygen toxicity  Hypoxia may not be tolerated in patients with cardiac disease or neurological injury; patients needs PaO2 of at least 60 mmHg and saturation <90%  Life-threatening hypoxia: 100% O2 should always be administered  Suctioning a procedure: open and closed system suctioning o Closed system suctioning: patient doesn’t have to be disconnected from ventilator, maintains PEEP and O2 delivery and sterility of suction catheter o Open system suctioning: requires disconnection from ventilator using sterile suction catheter -Suctioning procedure  Position patient and bed to comfortable working position  Adjust suction to between 80 and 110 mmHg  Select suction catheter that doesn’t exceed more than half the inner diameter of artificial airway  Monitor patient’s pulse ox and EKG  Hyperoxygenate patient with 100% oxygen for 30-60 seconds prior to suctioning by either adjusting the FiO2 on the ventilator or using temporary oxygen enrichment program.. do NOT use manual bag ventilation o If manual bad is only alternative, ensure that PEEP is maintained; use a PEEP valve attachment for PEEP-dependent in that when PEEP is removed, it can be difficult to oxygenate back to baseline  Check suction power by occluding end of suction tubing prior to attaching catheter; power in adults should not occlude > 100 mmHg  Use shallow, not deep suction (don’t advance until resistance is met)  Withdraw catheter, applying intermittent suction, which should not exceed 15 seconds  Follow-up care: o Hyperoxygenate for 1 minute o Patients should not be routinely hyperventilated o Monitor for adverse reactions (eg hypoxia, dysrhythmias, hypo- hypertension, bradycardia). -Complications of mechanical ventilation:  Barotrauma = damage to lung tissue, can lead to alveolar rupture from increased pressure from high ventilation pressures  Volutrauma = lung damage from increased volume that causes hyperinflation of alveoli  Pneumothorax, hypoxia  GI: gastric distention, abdominal distention (from swallowed air); gastric ulcer; bleeding  Ventilator-associated pneumonia o (from ET tube insertion and pathogens in oropharynx, leakage of secretions, lack of oral care q2-4 hours) o Duration of ventilation -Volume-targeted modes of mechanical ventilation  Continuous mandatory ventilation (CMV) o Breathes initiated, controlled, and terminated by ventilator o Patient cannot initiate any breathes spontaneously o Monitor for patient attempts to breathe beyond set ventilated breathes; consult with resp therapist if patients’ effort to breathe is causing agitation or discomfort o Sedate patient if necessary  Assist-control ventilation (AC) o Both patient and ventilator can initiate breathes o Each breath, whether patient or machine triggered, receives full set tidal volume o Monitor PEEP levels to id auto-PEEP and breath stacking o Assess for patient-ventilator asynchrony could lead to hypoxea or hypercarbia o Ventilator alarms should include high-pressure limit, or else, pressure needed to deliver tidal volume could rise to dangerous levels (as lungs become less compliant) o Patient’s inspiratory pressure on ventilator may be reached, and ventilator may not deliver rest of tidal volume, patient may attempt to breathe against above set limit  Synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation o Both patient and ventilator can initiate breaths o Patient sets tidal volume (spontaneous breaths are not assisted) o Monitor for respirator effort, since patient does more of work (of breathing) than ventilator o If respiratory alkalosis, then pressure is too high o Decreasing rate may allow more opportunity for patient to take breath -Pressure-targeted ventilation = set inspiratory pressure  Pressure control ventilation (PCV) o Set rate, volume o Both patient and ventilator can intiate breathes, each breathe receives full inspiratory pressure o Monitor tidal volume (with decreased lung compliance, tidal volume delivered by ventilator will decrease and may not meet respiratory demands)  Pressure-support ventilation (PSV) o No set rate or volume o Each of patient’s spontaneous breathes receives support from ventilator o The higher the set pressure support, the more the ventilator is doing the work of breathing o IF patient is too sedated and does not attempt to breathe, no support is received. PAtiet must have a reliable respiratory rate. o Used for weaning o *Used for spontaneous breathing patients only o Monitor for hypoventilation o Set apnea alarm and back-up rate if available -mechanical ventilation alarms – according to  Conditions that trigger high-pressure alarms: o Kinking of ventilator tubing, but not disconnected tubing o Bronchospasm or PE o Mucous plugging or water in tube o Coughing or biting on tube o Client’s being out of rhythm with ventilator  Conditions that trigger low-pressure alarms: o Disconnected tubing o ET cuff leak  Oxygen alarm o Changing oxygen concentration without resetting oxygen level alarm -if chest tube disconnects, according to  Place tube in bottle of sterile water  Placing sterile dressing over where tube was disconnected will not prevent complications  System is replaced if it breaks or if collection chamber is full -fluctuations in water-seal chamber, according to  If lung has been removed -initial action for sucking stab wounds, according to  Cover wound with dressing, to prevent air from entering space  THEN draw blood, assist with chest tube, and start an IV -Complication from receiving a high O2 concentration  Apnea  Not respiratory alkalosis -Suctioning – see suctioning procedures as described above


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