Ventilation And Perfusion Case Study

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Ventilation and perfusion, an essential contributing factor to living organisms, can be negatively effected by many different factors. Some diseases that effect ventilation and perfusion include congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, pneumonia, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, cystic fibrosis and emphysema to name a few. Each of these diseases negatively effect how our bodies would normally ventilate and perfuse. Ventilation is the body’s way of getting in the oxygen it needs to perfuse throughout your body. Ventilation happens in the respiratory system, mainly focusing on the lungs. Ventilation can be impacted by multiple factors, some including, inflammation of the airway, fluid in the lungs and a foreign body obstructing the airway. Perfusion is the way your body delivers oxygenated blood to tissues. Not only does it deliver oxygenated blood, but it also returns deoxygenated blood to the lungs to be reoxygenated, delivers different nutrients to your tissues and removes waste byproducts that are naturally made in the body. Patient Application The patient I have chosen who has an issue with ventilation and perfusion is A.Z., a…show more content…
Also, my patient is 10 years old, so her stage in Erikson’s Developmental Stage is Industry vs. Inferiority. Some things that are to be expected of a child a this age is remembering past events, developing coping skills, having an understanding of how their behavior affects others, friendships become situation specific, developing an understanding of the concepts of right and wrong, and many rely on rules to guide their behaviors. I would confirm that my patient understands relationships with adults and how to respect them, finds humor in appropriate content, has not started puberty yet, understands how her behavior effects others, and understands concept of right and
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