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Tuberculosis : Nursing Assessment

Nursing Assessment

  • History
  • Physical symptoms
    • Productive cough
    • Night sweats
    • Afternoon temperature elevation
    • Weight loss
    • Pleuritic chest pain
    • Crackles over apices of lungs
  • Sputum collection

Nursing diagnoses

  • Ineffective breathing pattern related to decreased lung capacity
  • Ineffective airway clearance related to increased secretions, fatigue, and decreased lung capacity