Nursing Diagnosis for Impaired Gas Exchange


Definition : Impaired Gas Exchange

Circumstances where an individual has decreased course of gas (O2 and CO2) that an actual or risk of lung alveoli and the vascular system.

Related Factors:
  • Altered oxygen supply
  • Alveolar-capillary membrane changes
  • Altered blood flow
  • Altered oxygen-carrying capacity of blood
Nursing Care Plan for Impaired Gas Exchange

Major Data

Dyspnea when performing activities

Minor data

  • Confusion / agitation.
  • The tendency to take a three-point position (sitting, one hand on each knee, leaning forward).
  • Breathing with the lips with a long expiratory phase.
  • Lethargy and fatigue.
  • Increased pulmonary vascular resistance.
  • Decrease in gastric motility.
  • Decrease in oxygen content, decreased O2 saturation, PCO2 decreased as shown by the results of blood gas analysis.
  • Cyanosis.
Source :

Nursing Diagnosis

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