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COPD Nursing Diagnosis



  1. Ineffective Airway Clearancerelated to: increased sputum production, bronchoconstriction, ineffective cough,
    bronchopulmonary infection, fatigue / lack of energy.
  2. Ineffective breathing pattern

related to: shortness of breath, bronchoconstriction, excessive mucus production, airway irritants.

3. Impaired Gas Exchange

related to: ventilation perfusion inequality.


4. Imbalanced Nutrition: less than body requirements

related to: anorexia.


5. Activity intolerance

related to: imbalance between oxygen supply with demand.


6. Disturbed sleep pattern

related to: discomfort, sleeping position.


7. Anxiety

related to: threat to self-concept, threat of death, purposes that are not being met.


8. Ineffective Individual Coping

related to: anxiety, lack of socialization, depression, low activity levels and an inablilty to work.


9. Self-care Deficit : Bathing / Hygiene Self-care deficit

related to: fatigue secondary to increased respiratory effort and ventilation and oxygenation insufficiency.


10. Knowledge Deficit

related to: lack of information, do not know the source of information.



Anna C. RN-BC, BSN, PHN, CMSRN Anna began writing extra materials to help her BSN and LVN students with their studies. She takes the topics that the students are learning and expands on them to try to help with their understanding of the nursing process. She is a clinical instructor for LVN and BSN students along with a critical care transport nurse.

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