Pathophysiology Progression of the Infection and Pneumonia
Use the image in (“see the attached document) of Discussion Question Resource: Chest X-Ray” to answer the following Critical Thinking Questions.
Examine the x-ray of a patient diagnosed with pneumonia due to infection with Mucor. Refer to the “Module 4 DQ Chest Xray” resource in order to complete the following questions. Pathophysiology Progression of the Infection and Pneumonia
Critical Thinking Questions
- Explain what Mucor is and how a patient is likely to become infected with Mucor. Describe the pathophysiologic progression of the infection into pneumonia and at least two medical/nursing interventions that would be helpful in treating the patient.
- Examine the laboratory blood test results and arterial blood gases provided in “Discussion Question Resource: Laboratory Blood Test Results.” What laboratory values are considered abnormal? Explain each abnormality and discuss the probable causes from a pathophysiologic perspective.
- What medications and medical treatments are likely to be prescribed by the attending physician in this case? List at least three medications and three treatments. Provide a rationale for each of the medications and treatments you suggest. Pathophysiology Progression of the Infection and Pneumonia