Nursing Care Plans

COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Pathophysiology | Care Plan for Nursing Students

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease | COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease that involves the obstruction of airflow due to an inflammation of the lungs. COPD further branches into three specific lung conditions: emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory asthma. Emphysema occurs when the air sacs in …

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Atrial Fibrillation – Pathophysiology, Podcast, and Nursing Care Plan

Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation is described as a quivering or irregular and sometimes fast heart rate. Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) can lead to heart failure, stroke, blood clots, and other complications of the heart. In Afib, the atria ( the hearts upper two chambers) beat irregularly and at a high rate. …

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Hepatitis -Pathophysiology, Podcast, and Nursing Care Plan

hepatitis

Hepatitis Hepatitis is caused by viruses, exposure to certain medications, alcohol/substance abuse, and even bacteria that attack the liver.  Acute hepatitis lasts less than 6 months. Chronic hepatitis can eventually cause cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure. The most common types of hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, …

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Crohn’s Disease Pathophysiology, Podcast, & Nursing Care Plan

intestines

Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s Disease is classified as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can cause the patient to have abdominal pain, malnutrition, weight loss, severe diarrhea and even fatigue. Crohn’s can lead to scarring, abscesses, fistulas, and ulcerations in the intestine. It is also characterized …

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