Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 7-29-2022

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advance Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. Deana Batross and Dr. Shivani Bhatnagar


COPD, Treatment, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Signs and Symptoms

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


This poster presentation overviews the pathophysiologic process and accompanying disease characteristics associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. Studies suggest that its incidence will only increase in the future. COPD risk factors include smoking tobacco, environmental chemical/pollution irritants, and genetic predisposition. Smoking is the most common cause of COPD, and cessation can improve patient outcomes drastically. This chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overview discusses the importance of knowledge of COPD, signs, symptoms, pathophysiology, peri-operative management, treatments, and prevention.

Licensing Permission

Copyright, all rights reserved. Fair Use

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Nursing Commons



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