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  1. Connection between COPD and CHF

    Hello I am having trouble locating information on the connection between congestive heart failure and COPD. I know they cause similar symptoms and both cause a lack of oxygen but that is it. Could someone please point me in the right direction? TIA...
  2. End stage COPD clinical patient

    Last night we had an 88 y/o patient in clincal with end stage COPD...and she still smoked. We actually debated whether it was worth going through the motions with patient teaching regarding how unhealthy smoking was given her age and status. What do ...
  3. Which treatment option should I use for my patients with COPD? Nurse Practitioner Dana Hickman, MSN, has been a primary care NP for 32 years. For the past 6 years, she has been dedicated to the treatment of patients with COPD. Learn how she works...
  4. You are a new graduate nurse on your second rotation in a 30-bed medical ward. It is 0800hrs during a morning shift, and you have been allocated the care of a 70-year-old female, who has been on your ward for the last week, recovering from an acute i...
  5. I am a first semester student who needs from guidance on this scenerio: How is a patient with COPD who has Carbon Monoxide Poisoning treated clinically?? Normally, you'd want to administer the highest amount of oxygen possible to that patient, using ...
  6. SuesquatchRN

    Resident with End-Stage COPD

    Horribly anxious. Increasingly dependent with ADLs and losing continence, which is new. Obsessed with her bowel movements - it's hard for her to defecate 2o exhaustion. Very frail, arthritis, already on axiolytics and we started her on Vicodin yester...
  7. I am not a nurse- just a curious CNA. Thanks.
  8. Appropriate COPD Pulse Ox numbers

    Hi, I am a nursing student. Yesterday, in my clinical a patient with a number of issues (we were focused on his CHF but has COPD) was on 3L of oxygen. His pulse ox was recovering from his exacerbation and he was reaching 96-98%. The nurse mentioned f...
  9. COPD and O2 sat

    Recently had a pt transferred from a nursing home to the ER. When she arrived her sats were at 68% on 4L O2 and declining from the transport company (not even an ambulance). Pt reports difficulty "getting air". She has COPD and lung CA with partial l...
  10. I'm a new grad working in a rehab facility. We get a lot of patients with COPD who seem to always de-sat. Nursing school pounded it into my brain to be very cautious about administering too much oxygen to ensure patients don't lose their drive to bre...
  11. COPD by the numbers—let’s see how you do! Education and demonstration of device use can help offset some of the mistakes patients face, but it might not be enough.2 One device doesn’t fit all. It’s time to rethink how we treat COPD and use the right...
  12. dianah

    Pulmonary Nursing

    Overview Pulmonary (or Respiratory Nurses) specialize in caring for patients, from pediatrics to geriatrics, who have acute and/or chronic lung issues. These include (not all-inclusive): ARDS Pneumonia COPD Cystic fibros...
  13. COPD & hospice

    I need a little help here. Have spent years as an ED nurse and now find myself caring for my mother with end-stage COPD. She was placed on hospice 2 weeks ago and we have been told to push the oral morphine, .35 ml's q 1 hr. Because of distance I'm u...
  14. COPD patient on 4 liters?

    Isn't a constant 4/L of oxygen a little much for a long-term 86 year old COPD patient? What if she periodically just dozes off for awhile, wouldn't that also indicate perhaps a buildup of CO2? Just looking for a few opinions here. Again, I'm not talk...
  15. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 15 million people in the United States are affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung condition that affects one's breathing and can develop into a life-thre...
  16. Hi everyone it's my first post here. I started my first nursing job a couple of months ago after graduating in May. I'm on orientation and made a mistake regarding oxygen delivery to a patient. I had a COPD patient using her BiPap at night. I gave a ...
  17. Hi Everyone, I used to be thankfulnurse2b here on allnurses and haven't posted in a while. I finally finished nursing school in December and passed my boards this week!! So, I am working now as an RN on a Med/Surg floor. My question is, what kind of ...
  18. Please help me understand COPD!

    Hi, can somebody please help me understand the pathophysiology of COPD? I work in the ER and don't understand COPD in detail. I understand you shouldn't put a lot of supplemental O2 on a patient b/c it "kills their drive to breathe on their own" but ...
  19. So I'm a fairly new nurse And I don't have in depth knowledge about the best O2 therapy modes. Recently I had a patient with COPD on 4L hi humidity NC satting 98% when I got on shift. They took a turn for the worst (56% on random check when she was u...
  20. COPD pt sob

    I got ask this question....so you have a COPD pt who is SOB. Already on oxygen that is 2L. I know with cod pts they require a lower amount of oxygen than most people some only (85-89%) do u increase the level of oxygen or not...
  21. COPD and O2 use, am I wrong?

    Going to give you background information and then want some feedback. I am new to med surg, been here about 2 months, been a nurse about a year. My preceptor has been a nurse a few months more than me, but all med surg experience. I go with the flow ...
  22. 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 clea...
  23. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)Many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) struggle to use their inhalers properly.1 Though COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States, proper treatment can help man...
  24. The sprays, wipes and liquids nurses frequently use to prevent infection could be harmful to lung health. A new study, published in JAMA Network Open found workplace exposure to cleaning chemicals significantly increases the risk in COPD among nurses...
  25. COPD and O2

    I'm a registered therapist. Nurses drive me nuts bc almost all the ones I work with do t listen when I tell them the patient can Be given 1 or more than 2 liters. It's like the magic number? Best way to know is look for a blood gas result. That will ...