Pulmonary Fibrosis : A Type Of Disease

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Jasmine A. Bowers Keiser University Associates of Science Radiologic Technology RTE 1814 A-B August 7, 2015 ABSTRACT Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a type of disease that can happen differently in each person. The medical definition of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a disease marked by scarring in the lungs which can be very chronic. However, statistics state that this disease affects just about 128,000 people in the United States. Also, there are 48,000 new cases diagnosed and 40,000 that die each year because of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (Facts About Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, 2015). Sometimes the disease can happen quickly or slowly in each person or it can stay the…show more content…
Every person that has Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis has different symptoms such as a dry cough, weakness, shortness of breath, aching muscles and joints, weight loss, and finger and toes began to get wider. This patient had caregiver which was his son, and he helped me understand the conditions that the patient was in. Well, I introduced myself to the caregiver and he gave me subjective data about the patient while I was taking objective data about the patient at the same time. I began explaining the procedure that I was going to preform of the patient, then asked the caregiver if he had any questions about the procedure. In that time, I found out the patient 's’ medical history, the history of the disease, and the best treatment possible for the patient. Patients’ Medical History The patient 's birthday is April 5, 1926. The caregiver that was with the patient explained to me that he was having shortness of breaths, dry coughs, weakness in his muscles and joints as he would try and help him move in and out of the bed and wheelchair. So, I realized how breathing actually works and it has to deal with the lungs and moving oxygen throughout the body. The caregiver of the patient has explained the past medical conditions such as Cardiomegaly, Hepatomegaly, and Altered Mental State. He had a couple of surgeries: Pacemaker placed in his chest, and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG). The caregiver
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