Emphysema

Emphysema Teaching 1420
The patient was instructed in emphysemathe 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.
Emphysema Teaching 1056
Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling Emphysema, such as: report immediately to physician, nurse or other health care provider if fever, change in amount or color of sputum and/or increased shortness of breath occur.
Emphysema Teaching 1057
Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling Emphysema, such as: avoid or control stress, which can exacerbate disease.
Emphysema Teaching 1089
Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling Emphysema, such as: get regular exercise with adequate rest periods, among others.
Emphysema Teaching 1088
Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling Emphysema, such as: use effective coughing methods and do chest percussion and postural drainage, as directed by MD.
Emphysema Teaching 1055
Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling Emphysema, such as: gradually increase exercise and use warm-up and cool-down exercises, as directed by MD.
Emphysema Teaching 1087
Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling Emphysema, such as: drink large amounts of liquids to thin secretions and use a humidifier to moisten air, among others.
Emphysema Teaching 1086
Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling Emphysema, such as: eat small, frequent meals and chew slowly, among others.
Emphysema Teaching 1085
Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling Emphysema, such as: eat a well-balanced diet, high in protein, fat and calories, among others.
Emphysema Teaching 1082
Instructed on some measures aimed to managing/controlling Emphysema, such as: avoid/decrease exposure to respiratory irritants (e.g., cigarette smoking, air pollution, aerosol sprays, cold air, strong wind), among others.