What is a goal for impaired gas exchange?

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The patient will demonstrate improved ventilation and adequate oxygenation and blood gas levels within normal parameters for that patient.
  • Demonstrate improved ventilation and adequate oxygenation
  • Maintain cleanliness of the lungs and free of signs of respiratory distress
  • Demonstrate effective cough and breath sounds are clean, no cyanosis and dyspnea (capable of removing the sputum, was able to breathe easily, no pursed lips)
  • Vital signs within normal range
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What is impairment?

Impairment means someone is suffering from a state of weakness, or  is performing less than normal. This could be due to an accident or  disease.

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