Nursing Intervention for Bronchopneumonia

Bronchopneumonia or bronchial pneumonia or "Bronchogenic pneumonia" (not to be confused with lobar pneumonia) is the acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles. It is a type of pneumonia characterized by multiple foci of isolated, acute consolidation, affecting one or more pulmonary lobules.

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 breathing pattern

related to:
Inflammatory process, decrease in lung complience, Pain

Possible evidenced by:
  • dyspnea, tachypnea
  • use of accessory muscles
  • changes in the depth of breath
  • abnormal blood gas analysis

Expected Outcome:
  • Showed normal respiratory pattern / effective with blood gas analysis in the normal range

Nursing Intervention for Bronchopneumonia

Independent :
  • Assess the frequency, depth of breathing and chest expansion
  • Auscultation of breath sounds
  • Elevate the head and help change the position
  • Observation of the pattern of coughing and secretions characters
  • Assist patients in deep breathing and coughing exercises effective
Collaboration :
  • Provide additional Oxygen
  • Monitor blood gas analysis