COPD Care Plan

COPD careplan NOTE: every school an every instructor will have a specific way that they want a care plan written, please use this as a guide to help. COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease : COPD is a destructive, irreversible condition where air passages are obstructed due to chronic bronchitis, emphysema, bronchiectasis & asthma. Asthma: Also known as chronic reactive airway disease, asthma […]

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COPD Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema – Pathophysiology

Amazon.com Widgets   What is COPD? COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary (PULL-mun-ary) disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. “Progressive” means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of […]

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COPD Nursing Diagnosis

  Ineffective Airway Clearancerelated to: increased sputum production, bronchoconstriction, ineffective cough, bronchopulmonary infection, fatigue / lack of energy. 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 […]

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