Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a catch-all term for a number of respiratory diseases. The diseases of COPD include chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema, asthma and bronchiectasis (
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease|
A progressive disease process that most commonly results from smoking; COPD is characterized by difficulty breathing, wheezing and a chronic cough
Unique skin integrity challenges of the bariatric client:
Bariatric patients generally score very low on risk assessment tools like the Braden Scale. Their higher ulcer risk is due to:
electronically powered device with a series of filters that extract oxygen from
room air. Also, a backup system, usually a stationary compressed gas system.
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