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Pulmonary edema is typically caused by filling of alveoli in the lungs by fluid leaking out of the blood. Edema, in general, means swelling. This typically occurs when fluid from inside blood vessels seeps outside the blood vessel into the surrounding tissues, causing swelling. Pulmonary edema is the term used when edema happens in the lungs.

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50 Nursing Mnemonics and Acronyms:

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adenosinetriesphosphate: Pulmonary Edema**Not all of the cards are pediatric, I’m also enrolled in critical care so some cards are from that course**

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Focused Assessment of the patient: The nurse looks for evidence of worsening of the heart failure: including increasing dyspnea, tachypnea,...

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HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema; Do to being in high altitudes the pressure on the body can cause a serious problem.

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I absolutely LOVE these medical cartoons! I'm buying the whole set on CD when it comes out :)

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