COPD Teaching 2457

SN instructed if your breathing gets bad, oxygen can help make it easier. With COPD, your lungs don't absorb oxygen the way they should, so they can't get it to the rest of your body. That makes it harder for your body and your organs to do their jobs. When you use extra oxygen, breathing is easier and you're able to do more every day.

COPD Teaching 2456

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.

COPD Teaching 2455

Instructed patient about breathing tips for people with COPD be aware of your weight because it takes so much energy to breathe, you might be underweight. Your doctor can suggest supplements if a healthy diet doesn't help you get to a good weight. If you're overweight, losing extra pounds can make your breathing easier, avoid chemicals skip scented products like soaps and perfumes. When you clean, use natural products without a scent. They might not bother your breathing as much, see your doctor regularly go to all of your checkups, even if you feel fine. It's important for your doctor to see how well your lungs are working. Bring a list of all your medicines to each visit. Make a note of any changes, and call if your symptoms get worse or if you have any new ones.

COPD Teaching 2454

Instructed patient about breathing tips for people with COPD get fresh air, try to avoid other things that can bother your lungs, too. Stay inside on days when you know pollution or pollen is bad. Stay away from fumes and dust, exercise it can be hard to move when you can’t catch your breath. But regular exercise can improve your endurance and strengthen the muscles that help you breathe. Ask your doctor which exercises are right for you, eat healthy food you're probably using more energy to help you breathe. A well-rounded diet will give you the strength you need to stay active and healthy. Patient verbalized understanding.

COPD Teaching 2388

Instructed patient on treatment of COPD oral medications, nebulizer medications, inhalers, pursed lip breathing, percussion therapy, oxygen therapy, and avoiding respiratory irritants.

COPD Teaching 2258

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.

COPD Teaching 2148

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.

COPD Teaching 1554

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.

COPD Teaching 1302

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.

COPD Teaching 1401

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.