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Care Plan- COPD patient on O2

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by Devvie Devvie (New) New Student

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The patient I had this week in clinical was a COPD patient. I need to do a care plan. I chose a few diagnoses already. 

I feel like I should be included one related to breathing since the patient has COPD, like impaired: breathing pattern/airway clearance/gas exchange, but because he's been in the hospital for weeks on O2, he doesn't have shortness of breath, his pulse ox is normal, etc. So I don't really have supporting data for these.

Any ideas?

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Rionoir is a ADN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU.

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Would you say that someone on a ventilator had no breathing problems if their pulse ox was normal?  Why is it different if they are on supplemental oxygen?  What is impaired in COPD?  Is his breathing pattern irregular?  

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4 hours ago, Rionoir said:

Would you say that someone on a ventilator had no breathing problems if their pulse ox was normal?  Why is it different if they are on supplemental oxygen?  What is impaired in COPD?  Is his breathing pattern irregular?  

I know he had a breathing problem. The problem is I don't have a "manifested by" since his breathing pattern is regular and his rate is normal

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Rionoir is a ADN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU.

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He’s on oxygen.  He has a gas exchange problem. 

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Here.I.Stand has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro.

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Lab values can provide supporting data

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