[Nursing care in the conduct of alveolar lavage].

Hu Li Za Zhi 2005 Apr;52(2):72-7

Department of Nursing, Taipei Veterans General Hospital.

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disease reported to affect adults between the ages of 20 and 50, in a male:female ratio of 2-3:1. Alveolar lavage is the most effective proven treatment. This article introduces PAP, alveolar lavage and nursing intervention in preparation, during, and after the procedure, and home care. We hope this article can provide new information on the nursing care necessary for patients with PAP.

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April 2005
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