Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 8-6-2021

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. Sue Butz & Dr. John Chovan


COPD, Prevalence, Signs and Symptoms, Pathophysiology, Treatment

Subject Categories

Family Practice Nursing | Geriatric Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing


The following poster presentation provides a brief overview of the disease process of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is one of the leading causes of disability and death worldwide, and its incidence does not appear to be declining. The most common factor causing COPD is cigarette smoking, which is modifiable. Other contributors are environmental air pollutants which some people may encounter depending on where they live or their occupation. This presentation is a culmination of information from different scholarly sources which discuss the symptoms, pathophysiology, causes, management, and prevention of COPD.

Licensing Permission

Copyright, all rights reserved. Fair Use



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