Asthmatic Episode Analysis

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Part 1 Some of the common things that trigger an asthmatic episode are cigarette smoke, exercise, allergens, sudden temperature change, excitement or stress, cold air, and odors. Some factors that could have affected her is going upstairs, going from standing to sitting position, the dust and allergens, the smell of coffee and the teddy bear as well. On attached paper On attached paper The bronchioles use elastic fibers instead of rings of cartilage; therefore, they are more likely to collapse. During an asthmatic episode, the airways are inflamed and are sensitive. The muscles around the airway tightens and causes less air to pass to the lungs. Bronchioles constrict from the increased pressure in the lungs from exhalation. Inhalation is easier because it relieves the pressure. …show more content…

I would also perform a urine test to test for any high levels of proteins lost from the kidney. Part 5 A V/Q scan would show blood flow obstruction (embolism) and the use of the radioactive material would be used to examine the airflow in images. The airflow will be normal but the blood flow will be blocked, this is the V/Q mismatch. The V/Q scan would show the blood clot, the blood flow restriction, and measures airflow. Barbra shouldn't take aspirin and ibuprofen because she already taking Warfarin. This would cause her blood to thin out too much and cause internal bleeding. That's why they have to watch out for bruises and purple toes and fingers. There are two types of Warfarin, one activates clotting factor and the other slows down the clotting factor. Warfarin works against the liver to produce Vitamin K, which is needed for the proteins that help blood clotting. The treatment for Warfarin is an increase of Vitamin K to help clot internal bleeding. By increasing the vitamin K it should neutralize the effects of the

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