COPD Nursing Concept Map
This COPD nursing concept map depicts the symptoms and treatment of COPD disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that causes the lungs' airflow to become obstructed. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, coughing, mucus (sputum) production, and wheezing. The most common cause is long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most commonly cigarette smoke. The two major common conditions contributing to COPD are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. As shown in this COPD nursing concept map, these two conditions usually occur together and vary in severity among COPD patients.
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