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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
Bariatric Patient
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: Co-Morbid
Oxygen Concentrators
electronically powered device with a series of filters that extract oxygen from room air. Also, a backup system, usually a stationary compressed gas system. Must always accompany a concentrator i