Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 2020

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810-OL1

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. Sue Butz and Dr. John Chovan


Bronchiectasis, Health Knowledge, Airway Management Methods, Support, Risk Factors, Complications

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Bronchiectasis is a chronic respiratory condition that can decrease the quality of life of patients with this disease. A persistent cough, increased sputum production, and recurrent chest infections that lead to damaged dilated and thickened bronchi characterizes this condition. Bronchiectasis can result from several conditions such as abnormalities of airway anatomy, immune deficiency, and infections; however, the cause may not always be identifiable. The damage done to the airways is irreversible and can cause complications in daily life and especially during surgical procedures. This poster evaluates the pathophysiology of bronchiectasis and discusses the surgical implications of having a patient with this disease. Also, the poster includes airway clearing techniques that health care providers can teach their patients to promote the excretion of mucus. Overall, the purpose of this poster is to educate, inform, and give suggestions to health care professionals to help manage patients with bronchiectasis.

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