Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term


Document Type


Course Number


Course Name


Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS


Emphysema, COPD, AATD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Subject Categories

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.

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