Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 8-1-2017

Document Type

Project

Course Number

5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan

Keywords

asthma nursing pathophysiology

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Asthma is a very important disease to understand in the year 2017. With noncompliant patients due to financial strain, resource deprivation, and overall poor socioeconomic status it is very important that the advanced practicing medical providers understand the underlying pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, medication regimen, and nursing implications associated with asthma. Without the education of this disease process and how to correctly manage an asthmatic patient, a controllable disease can ever so easily turn into a fatal diagnosis. In the intensive care setting asthmatic patients range from requiring mechanical ventilation support, to solely utilizing continuous aerosols. This poster explains all of the important key points in managing and understanding an asthma diagnosis, and how we as providers can continue to be successful patient advocates, as well as what we can do to educate our patients in how they can be successful outside of an in-patient setting. With the proper medication, compliancy, and guided treatment regimen, asthma is a very manageable disease. To do our patients the justice in allowing them to live their life to a full capacity, we must spread our knowledge.

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