Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a combination of two separate but closely related diseases - emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The condition can be managed with supplemental oxygen and medications but cannot be cured. Lifestyle changes such as exercise and smoking cessation can help but the disease is progressive and worsens over time. The Certified Nursing Assistant will need to concentrate on specific aspects of patient care when providing individualized assistance for a patient diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as knowing when symptoms are severe enough to report to the appropriate supervising nurse or physician.
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- Incidence Of COPD
- Pulmonary Anatomy And Physiology
- What is COPD?
- Causes Of COPD
- COPD Signs And Symptoms
- Exacerbation Of COPD
- COPD Treatments And Lifestyle Adjustments
- Medical Treatment For COPD
- Caring For The Patient With COPD
- Define chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- Identify the common causes of COPD.
- Identify the common signs/symptoms, treatment and management of COPD.