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Complications Secondary spontaneous Pneumothorax Pneumonia Pulmonary hypertension Acute respiratory failure Heart failure Assessment Vital signs Breath sounds Temperature Patient history Neurological function Medications Bronchodilator Antibiotics Beta 2 adrenergic Corticosteroids Labs CBC with differential Arterial blood gases Sputum culture Diagnostic Tests Chest X-ray CT Spirometry Diagnosis Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) A chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Composed of two diseases: emphysema and chronic bronchitis Nursing Process – Order Priority 1. Impaired gas exchange 2. Ineffective airway clearance 3. Activity intolerance Signs & Symptoms Dyspnea Severe cough Wheezing Barrel chest Pink puffer (appearance) Sputum production
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  • Fall '19
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sputum

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