51: “Poop in the Lungs?”: Aspiration Pneumonia With Guest Nurse Mo From the Straight A Nursing Podcast
Aspiration Pneumonia can come from a variety of sources and sometimes it is difficult to put your finger on when you didn’t see your patient aspirate. As the lungs begin to react to the foreign substance, the symptoms start accumulating and it becomes undeniable that aspiration has occurred.
Rapid Response RN always emphasizes the importance of advocating for our patients because patient advocacy is a crucial responsibility that can make the difference in a patient’s health and recovery.
In this episode, Nurse Mo of the Straight A Nursing Podcast shares how she advocated for a patient with aspiration pneumonia. She details what clues led her to believe the patient had a serious issue, why aspiration pneumonia is such a serious condition and how to diagnose it.
We also talk about nursing pet peeves, how to advocate for your patient when there’s opposition, the ins and out of bronchoscopy procedures, and more.
Tune in to learn how you can prevent aspiration, what signs and symptoms to look for, and the best way to advocate for your patient!
Topics discussed in this episode:
- Who is Nurse Mo?
- Nurse Mo’s initial assessment findings on her patient
- How she documented her findings in her notes
- What tests the doctor ordered and how they led to the diagnosis of ARDS
- Benefits of using a noninvasive cardiac output monitoring device
- Surprising findings during the patient’s endoscopy
- How they treated the patient
- Why aspiration pneumonia is a big issue
- What a bronchoscopy is and a nurse’s role during the procedure
- How nurses can prevent patients from aspirating
Connect with Nurse Mo and listen to her show, Straight A Nursing Podcast!
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