Focus On: COPD
Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the two main diseases that make up chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and many people with COPD suffer from both. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. It is a progressive disease that causes worsening shortness of breath and productive cough. Symptoms usually don't develop until significant lung damage has already occurred, which is why prevention is key. The leading cause of COPD is smoking and as nurses, we are in a position to spread the word and educate our patients and the public about the lung damage that smoking causes. In this collection you'll find our best resources on COPD, its treatment, pulmonary rehabilitation, and related articles and patient education tools.


Lisa M. Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP

GENERAL

TREATMENT

PULMONARY REHABILITATION

RELATED ARTICLES

PATIENT EDUCATION

 


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  Focus On: COPD Collection
 
GENERAL
Brush up on the basics of COPD and its effects

  Smoking out the dangers of COPD
Nursing2014
April 2011  

  Take5: Assessing a patient with COPD
NursingCenter
April 2011  

  Disability in Valued Life Activities Among Individuals With COPD and Other Respiratory Conditions
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
March/April 2010  

  Activity Monitoring in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
November/December 2009  

  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Cytokines
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
October/December 2008  

  Ambulatory Gas Usage in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Exertional Hypoxemia
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
September/October 2008  

  Factors Related to Depressed Mood in Adults With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease After Hospitalization
Home Healthcare Nurse
September 2008  

  The Relationship Between Dyspnea and Blood Pressure in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
September/October 2007  

  COPD: The lung-crushing culprit
Nursing2014 Critical Care
May 2007  

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TREATMENT
Managing cough, LVRS, pneumonectomy, and lung transplantation

  Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: A Treatment Option for Severe Emphysema
OR Nurse 2014
March 2011  

  Powerpoint Presentation: Lung Volume Reduction Surgery: A Treatment Option for Severe Emphysema
NursingCenter
April 2011  

  Treatment strategies for cough illnesses in adults
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
November 2009  

  Management of the Patient: Undergoing Lung Transplantation An Intensive Care Perspective
Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
January/March 2009  

  Understanding Pneumonectomy
OR Nurse 2014
March 2009  

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PULMONARY REHABILITATION
What it is and how it helps

  Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Effects of Pulmonary Rehabilitation on Activity Levels in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
January/February 2011  

  PULMONARY REHABILITION: Seasonal Variations Affect Physical Activity and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Outcomes
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
September/October 2010  

  Six-Minute Walk Distance in Patients With Severe End-Stage COPD: Association with Survival After Inpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
May/June 2010  

  Effectiveness of Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Elderly Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
March/April 2010  

  The Impact of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation on Pulmonary Rehabilitation Participation and Functional Outcomes
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
January/February 2010  

  Home-Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Very Severe COPD: Is It Safe and Useful?
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
September/October 2009  

  Pulmonary rehabilitation: What we know and what we need to know
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
May/June 2009  

  Interval Training Versus Continuous Training in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
March/April 2009  

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RELATED ARTICLES
Oxygen, dyspnea, respiratory assessment, and more

  Peak Technique: Fundamentals of oxygen therapy
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
March/April 2011  

  Interpreting ABGs: An inside look at your patient's status
Nursing2014
July 2010  

  PEAK TECHNIQUE: Beyond the stethoscope: Respiratory assessment of the older adult
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!
September/October 2008  

  Dyspnea: Applying Research to Bedside Practice
AACN Advanced Critical Care
January/March 2007  

  Efficacy of Pursed-Lips Breathing: A BREATHING PATTERN RETRAINING STRATEGY FOR DYSPNEA REDUCTION
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation & Prevention
July/August 2007  

  Building a solid understanding of mechanical ventilation
Nursing2014
June 2009  

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PATIENT EDUCATION
Resources for you and your patients

  Patient education series: Chronic bronchitis and emphysema
Nursing2014
April 2009  

  Guide to care for patients: Smoking Cessation
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
November 2008  

  Guide to Care for Patients: Cold vs. Flu
The Nurse Practitioner: The American Journal of Primary Health Care
September 2007  

  PATIENT EDUCATION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
LPN2009
May/June 2007  

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