The etiology of compromised tissue can vary widely. Tissue can be compromised by acute or chronic health conditions, physical limitations, or equipment. This process is necessary so that appropriate interventions can be implemented.
Deficient fluid volume, or hypovolemia, results from a loss of body fluid or fluid shift, causing the fluid output to surpass fluid intake. In this process (acute or chronic), the body loses fluid volume and electrolytes. The source for this condition can be gastrointestinal, renal, or even metabolic.
Perform a fall risk assessment any time a patient’s condition changes, environment changes, after a fall, and at designated times.
These seemingly small gestures can make a big difference in uncomfortable situations such as hospitalizations and help bring a sense of normalcy and routine to unprecedented times.
The patient will maintain adequate peripheral perfusion, as evidenced by strong peripheral pulses, warm skin temperature with adequate capillary refill, and the absence of ulcers.
Pleural effusion is the accumulation of excess fluid in the lung space, the space between the membrane lining the lungs and the membrane lining the chest wall. Both membranes, the visceral and parietal layer, produce and reabsorb fluid at a specific rate. An interference in the function of fluid production or reabsorption will lead to fluid excess and build-up between the tissues.