It is one of two types of bacterial pneumonia as classified by gross anatomic distribution of consolidation (solidification), the other being lobar pneumonia.
Nursing Diagnosis for Bronchopneumonia
- Ineffective Airway Clearance related to tracheobronchial inflammation, edema formation, increased sputum production. (Doenges, 1999: 166)
- Impaired Gas Exchange related to changes in alveolar capillary membrane, oxygen-carrying capacity of blood disorders, disorders of oxygen delivery. (Doenges, 1999: 166)
- Ineffective Breathing Pattern related to inflammatory processes in the alveoli. (Doenges, 1999: 177)
- Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance related to excessive fluid loss, decreased oral input. (Doenges, 1999: 172)
- Imbalance Nutrition : less than body requirements related to the metabolic needs secondary to fever and infection, anorexia related to bacterial toxins smell and taste of sputum, abdominal distension or gas. (Doenges, 1999: 171)
- Activity Intolerance related to insufficiency of oxygen for everyday activities. (Doenges, 1999: 170)