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.



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