Smoking status, anxiety, oxygen therapy, air quality, chronic pulmonary diseases
Why Respiration is Important:
Normal Age-Related Changes:
Older adults are at increased risk if they have any of the following:
Pulmonary Cancers and Diseases
Neuromuscular (brain, spinal cord)
Thoracic Surgery Complications
Medication-Related Risk Factors
Behavioral Risk Factors
Chemotherapy-Related Risk Factors
Surgery-Related Risk Factors
Radiation Risk Factors
1. Screening Questions
3. Screening Tools and Measurements
Preparing for the Test (Leader, 2011)
On the day of the test, be sure to:
Reasons for Stopping the Test
Your technician should stop the test if you experience any of the following:
During the test:
4. Physical Assessment: standard physical examination with focus on respiratory status and lung auscultation (Campbell, 2008)
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