Could anyone explain the difference between these 3 terms?
I'm not necessarily looking for particular websites or textbook definitions, because I already know what they are. Although if you happen to know of any sites that are particularly good (ie, besides wikpedia, webmd, and all the other walmart-quality of sources out there), feel free to post them.
What I would really be interested in, though, is hearing a layman's definition from a nurse who already works with pulmonary-problem patients. ie, someone who has actual experience
, understands these term, and can do more than just quote a textbook. (Not to belabor the point, but I'm just having a hard time establishing some consistency among all the texts that I'm researching.)
I know that there is already a student forum for questions. I don't normally post questions outside of that forum, but I would really, really like to hear from a pulmonary-experienced RN on this.
Thanks so much.