NCP COPD with 10 Nursing Diagnosis

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Nursing Care Plan for COPDChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common lung diseases. It makes it difficult to breathe. There are two main forms of COPD:

Symptoms of COPD :

There is no cure for COPD, but there are good treatments:

Nursing Diagnosis for COPD

1. Ineffective breathing pattern

related to: shortness of breath,bronchoconstriction, mucus, airway irritants.

2. Ineffective Airway Clearance

related to: increased sputum production, bronchoconstriction, ineffective cough,
bronchopulmonary infection, fatigue / lack of energy.

3. Impaired Gas Exchange

related to: ventilation perfusion inequality.

4. Imbalanced Nutrition: less than body requirements

related to: anorexia.

5. Activity Intolerance

related to: imbalance between oxygen supply with demand.

6. Disturbed sleep pattern

related to: discomfort, sleeping position.

7. Anxiety

related to: threat to self-concept, threat of death, purposes that are not being met.

8. Ineffective Individual Coping

related to: anxiety, lack of socialization, depression, low activity levels and an inability to work.

9. Self-care Deficit : Bathing / Hygiene Self-care deficit

related to: fatigue secondary to increased respiratory effort and ventilation and oxygenation insufficiency.

10. Knowledge Deficit

related to: lack of information, do not know the source of information.

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