The nurse is caring for a patient with asthma. While assessing the patient, the nurse would expect to note which symptoms?

Chest tightness
Wheezing upon auscultation


•Due to a combination of environmental and genetic factors, the airway becomes inflamed and contricted. This leads to wheezing, chest tightness, and dyspnea.

•Cough associated with asthma is usually unproductive.

•Patient's with asthma are more likely to have psychological disorders. Anxiety can exacerbate an asthma attack, but this happens in a minority of patients. The nurse should not expect anxiety in a patient with asthma.

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