Obstructive lung disease

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  • Nursing Case Study In Nursing

    Lung diseases are very prevalent in the United States. According to a study, COPD is diagnosed in almost 24 million individuals in the US and is among the top 4 reasons of death in the country (Rubin, Dhand, Ruppel, Branson, & Hess, 2011). Other prevalent lung illnesses in the United States are asthma, pneumonia, and ARDS, which all correlate with the concept of gas exchange. In each phase in the continuum of healthcare, nurses will be faced with a patient who is diagnosed with a respiratory illness or disease. Therefore, nurses play a vital role in health promotion and prevention in patients who are at risk for these problems. There is a wide range of evidence-based research available for nurses and health care professionals to help guide their practice when caring for individuals with lung diseases. There has also been a numerous amount of advancements in regards to the care these individuals should receive. Nurses should stay up to date on the new research available and continue to expand their knowledge on the care that can be given to patients with respiratory illnesses. The nurse plays an important role in caring for patients with respiratory illnesses by providing education, performing cares/treatment, and preventing further complications from arising. This paper will seek to…

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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Case Study

    “Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-threatening lung disease characterized inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing.” (World health organization 2015) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), includes asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema and is a “chronic non-curable disease”. (Long, M. B., Bekelman, D. B., & Make, B. 2014) Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the airway structures,…

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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Research Paper

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a disease that affects the respiratory system. It is a progressive disease, which means that it gets worse as time passes ("What Is COPD?"). Although there are different types of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, the common similarity in the disease is increasing breathlessness. The main symptoms are an increases of breathlessness, frequent coughing, wheezing and tightness in the chest. One major issue is that when people age they assume that the…

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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Case Study

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is any group debilitating, progressive, and potentially fatal lung diseases that have increased resistance to air movement, prolongation of the expiratory phase of respiration, and loss of the normal elasticity of the lung (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2012). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is when the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the mucous…

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  • Bronchitis Case Study

    chronic obstructive lung problems are known because resistance in airflow increases and causes obstruction in the walls of lumen. Patient must have had chronic or productive cough that would last for 3 months and then happen it again for at least 2 years or more. Chronic bronchitis is also known as type B COPD or the “blue bloater,” which is diagnosed symptomatically by hypersecretion of bronchial mucus and in R.S.’s clinical findings there is definitely signs of emphysema, airway obstruction is…

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  • Pulmonary Physiology

    problems include mitral valve stenosis or left sided heart failure, both of which increase the pulmonary venous pressure and consequently pulmonary capillary pressure. Vascular problem could arise from an insult to the blood capillary membranes or lung parenchyma caused by infections or inhalation of noxious gases. The main symptom of pulmonary edema is breathing and shortness of breath but it can also present has blood in sputum or excessive sweating. And other signs include and respiratory…

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  • Case Study Of Upper Respiratory Infection (URTI)

    presents malnourished, immunodeficient, with chronic disease or…

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  • COPD Case Studies

    A COPD case study will be assessed and discussed. Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2017 guidelines will be analyzed and applied to the case study presented below. Patient monitoring, education strategies, and clinical end point of the chosen drug therapy will be identified. Sample dosages form, route, and frequency of administration based on patients’ health status will be justified. Finally, the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) will be…

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  • COPD Essay

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major originate of chronic morbidity and mortality. The term COPD does not refer to a single disease but is an umbrella term for chronic lung diseases that irreversibly limits the flow of air in the lungs. CT imaging is able to perform in visualizing the effects of COPD. An advantage of CT over Lung Function Test (LFT) is that CT can differentiate between the different types of COPD, making it possible to classify the different subgroups of…

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  • Mary Eyre Nursing Care Plan

    for Mrs. Mary Jane: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Initials: __MJ____ Age: _____65 yrs._______ Sex: _____F______ Subjective Data: Client Complaints: Mrs. Mary Jane complaints of persistent dry cough for two weeks, fever for two days with highest oral temperature of 101F. She also complaints of poor appetite. History of Present Illness: Mrs. Jane has had episodes of persistent dry cough with fever in the past. She had persistent dry cough and shortness of breath with any kind…

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