COMPETENCY APPRAISAL I
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Items 1-10: Concept/Topic-RESPIRATORY
SITUATION– Respiratory disease is a medical term that encompasses pathological conditions affecting
the organs and tissues that
respiratory tract, trachea, bronchi,
bronchioles, alveoli, pleura and pleural cavity, and the nerves and muscles of breathing. The following
1. The nurse is reviewing the parts of the respiratory system. Which part of the lungs found at the end of the
terminal bronchioles does gas exchange occurs?
2. A nurse was assigned to an elderly patient with pneumonia. He is aware that the factor MOST likely
contributing to the patient’s development of pneumonia is:
An elderly client developed pneumonia. The nurse is aware that the INITIAL symptom the
client may manifest is:
4. The nurse is assessing a 69-year-old client who appears thin and cachectic. The client is short of breath
at rest, dyspneic with the slightest exertion, and has diminished breath sounds with deep inspiration. The
nurse interprets these assessment findings as indicative of: