Instructed patient about breathing tips for people with
COPD take your medicine follow the treatment plan your doctor gives you. Take your medicine exactly as prescribed and listen to any other advice she has on how to take care of your
COPD. If you have any questions, be sure to ask, get good sleep sleep problems are common with
COPD. It's partly due to breathing symptoms, but the medications you take can also play a role. Make sure you get enough good sleep so you stay healthy. Talk to your doctor about treatments you can get. Some drugs that can help you sleep might make your breathing worse.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (
COPD) is a condition in which the bronchioles (breathing tubes) leading to the lung develop thickened membranes that secrete large amounts of sputum and pus or in which the tine alveoli (air sacs) within the lungs become inelastic and sometimes break open and trap air.
COPD causes breathing to become more difficult because air is taken in and cannot be expelled completely.
Instructed in factors that increase the risk of
COPD such as respiratory infections, respiratory irritants (dust, smoking, cold, damp air, etc), possible family history, and poor defense system.
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.
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.
Medication profile reviewed and reconciled. SN reviewed and instructed patient on medication regimen of spirivia. Instructed patient that medication is used for maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (
COPD). Spiriva HandiHaler is indicated to reduce exacerbations in
COPD patients. Instructed patient that, with administration of Spiriva HandiHaler, a Spiriva capsule is placed into the center chamber of the HandiHaler device. The capsule is pierced by pressing and releasing the green piercing button on the side of the HandiHaler device. The tiotropium formulation is dispersed into the air stream when its inhaled through the mouthpiece. Instructed to inhale once or twice to get al medication inhaled. Instructed patient that dry mouth or constipation may occur. Instructed to notify MD/SN right away if any serious side effects, including: vision changes (such as blurred vision, seeing halos), eye pain, difficult/painful urination, fast heartbeat.
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."
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.
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 patient on ways to avoid acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (
COPD ) by recognizing early warning signs and then taking action to stop them in their tracks. The best way to do this is to work with your health care provider on an action plan so you know what to do to treat an exacerbation before it becomes serious. SN instructed on early warning signs of an acute exacerbation: Wheezing or more wheezing than what’s normal for you, coughing more than usual, shortness of breath that is worse than usual, an increase in the amount of mucus, change in the color of your mucus to yellow, green, tan, or bloody, shallow or rapid breathing, more than what’s normal for you, fever, confusion or excessive sleepiness, and swelling in your feet or ankles. Patient nods head in understanding. Sn will continue to monitor.