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Which problem would the nurse suspect if a client with COPD complains of a headache and a racing heart; he is also restless and somewhat confused?

Asked by Farnell, Last updated: Nov 22, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Respiratory acidosis
Correct answer: a. Headache, tachycardia, restlessness, and confusion are S&S of respiratory acidosis for which a client with COPD is at risk. Other S&S include dyspnea, tachypnea, diaphoresis, and anxiety progressing to lethargy, ventricular dysrhythmia, dilated facial and conjunctival blood vessels, cyanosis, and coma.
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