Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS
Emphysema, COPD, AATD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that contribute to COPD. The purpose of this poster is to investigate and transfer knowledge of the pathophysiological concept of emphysema along with the significance of pathophysiology, and implications of nursing. The research also includes the signs and symptoms and treatment options available. Sources used were published between 2013- 2018 in the United States. The poster provides valuable information for providers to be competent when caring for this patient population.
Cardellino, Sherri, "Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Emphysema" (2018). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. 312.