Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2019)
A study to assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding pulmonary edema among staff nurses working at selected hospitals, Gonda
Author(s): Dr. Nisha Abraham, Pallavi Rai
Abstract: Pulmonary oedema is a common condition in elderly people but very uncommon in young people. About 1 in 15 people aged 75-84 and just over 1 in 7 people aged 85 years and above have heart failure. Pulmonary edema increasingly is being recognized as a perioperative complication affecting outcome. Several factors have been identified (eg, fluid overload, systemic inflammatory response to surgery, myocardial ischemia, blood product transfusion), all of which contribute to increased fluid transudation.