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Which nursing diagnosis should take priority? A 79-year-old client is admitted with pneumonia.



A. Acute pain related to lung expansion secondary to lung infection
B. Risk for imbalanced fluid volume related to increased insensible fluid losses secondary to fever.
C. Anxiety related to dyspnea and chest pain.
D. Ineffective airway clearance related to retained secretions.

This question is part of Respiratory System | Pneumonia & Tuberculosis NCLEX Quiz 41
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Nov 24, 2020

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Answered Apr 18, 2019

Ineffective airway clearance related to retained secretions.

Pneumonia is an acute infection of the lung parenchyma. The inflammatory reaction may cause an outpouring of exudate into the alveolar spaces. leading to an ineffective airway clearance related to retained secretions.
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