COPD

SN instructed on new medication Spiriva is used to control and prevent symptoms (such as wheezing, shortness of breath) caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD which includes bronchitis and emphysema). It works by relaxing the muscles around the airways so that they open up and you can breathe more easily. Instructed that common side effects include, dry mouth, constipation, or dizziness.
SN instructed that Breo Ellipta is used regularly as a long term (maintenance) treatment to prevent or decrease wheezing and trouble breathing caused by ongoing lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Instructed that common side effects include, Headache, dry/irritated throat, hoarseness, runny nose, and coughing may occur as your body adjusts to the medication.
COPD Instructed patient about effective coughing by following these steps: While sitting in a chair, take several deep breaths as like for diaphragmatic breathing. Placing the hand over their stomach while breathing normally. Tightening up the stomach and chest muscles with the mouth open. Forcing air out while whispering the word "huff."
Patient instructed about to controlled copd complications; avoid heavy lifting, avoid outdoors when it is too cold, hot, or humid. High humidity might cause you to become fatigued more quickly. Avoid breathing in quickly and deeply through your mouth after coughing.
The patient was instructed in COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease the importance of avoiding bronchopulmonary irritants such as cigarettes smoking, industrial air pollutants, dust, powders, perfumes, aerosol sprays. The patient was encouraged to use of bronchodilator nebulizers. The patient was taught in adaptive breathing techniques such as deep-breathing exercises, coughing techniques, pursed-lip breathing, and abdominal breathing. The patient was reviewed to avoid persons with infections, especially upper respiratory tract infections. The patient was advised the importance of taking vaccines for influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia. The patient was recommended on cleaning of all home respiratory equipment. The patient was taught in the importance of environmental control, avoid dry air, avoid going out in cold temperatures.
Instructed on the importance of avoiding/reducing exposure to crowds in order to reduce the risk of respiratory infections.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: fever, chest pain and chills, among others.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: cough (may be productive) and malaise, among others.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: cough, fever and shortness of breath, among others.
Instructed on some signs/symptoms of respiratory infection, such as: mucoid or purulent sputum and loss of appetite, among others.

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