Acute Pulmonary Oedema

Acute pulmonary oedema

Acute pulmonary oedema is a distressing and life-threatening illness that is associated with a sudden onset of symptoms. For the best possible patient outcomes, it is essential that nurses in all clinical areas are equipped to accurately recognise, assess and manage patients with acute pulmonary oedema. This article outlines the pathophysiology of acute cardiogenic and non.

Acute pulmonary oedema – management in general practice Presentations of acute pulmonary oedema and acute heart failure to general practice require a coordinated and urgent response. Initial assessment, management and monitoring should occur concurrently and must be modified in response to clinical changes.

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