Community Acquired Pneumonia

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CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Pneumonia is one of the most common infectious diseases prevalent nowadays and affects all ages. It is an acute or chronic infection of one or both lungs caused by microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria or chemical irritants. (Schmitt, 2011) It has different types, and one of them is Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). CAP is a disease in which individuals who have not recently been hospitalized develop an infection of the lungs. It occurs because the areas of the lung which absorbs oxygen (alveoli) from the atmosphere become filled with fluid and cannot work effectively. (Makati Medical Center, 2012) There are many causes of pneumonia, including bacteria, viruses, mycoplasmas, fungal agents, and protozoa.…show more content…
4. Evaluate the client’s responses towards the interventions. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY The results of this case study are intended to give benefit to the following people concerned: To the patient, who is the primary recipient of care, that through appropriate nursing interventions with the aid of his family, he would be able to cope up to the effects of his condition. This study will give appropriate knowledge on how will be the preparation and management in any upcoming circumstances that may compromise one’s well-being. This study would also help the patient to be more cooperative in the aspect of compliance to the treatment regimen for the improvement of his health condition. To the family, that they may act as a support to the patient and make necessary interventions to address their family member’s health condition for speedy recovery through health teachings done by the researchers. This case study helps improve the awareness of each and every family constituent. It will help them to identify the causes of such illness and will be able to learn from the said case. This study would also make them aware about the possible complications that may arise and which of these needs medical interventions. To the student nurses, this study will give more relevant information about the patient’s case and sickness and will provide them knowledge and understanding about Community Acquired Pneumonia. The application of the
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