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COPD Patient Teaching - Home Health Best Practices

COPD (chronic inflammatory lung disease) is a leading cause of death in the United States, affects 16 million Americans and millions more who don’t know they have it. Home health nurses and therapists encounter patients with COPD every day. In addition to COPD drugs, the following...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 13, 2020

Home Health Best Practices for COPD - SN Teaching and Care Plan

For the patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD, in addition to assessing shortness of breath on M1400, also include these Best Practice assessment strategies:  

Posted by Melissa Cott on Nov 6, 2019

Best Practices for Completing M1400 OASIS Dyspnea

Include the following evidence-based OASIS best clinical practices for OASIS M1400 Shortness of Breath:

(M1400) When is the patient dyspneic or noticeably Short of Breath?

Identifies the level of exertion/activity that results in a patient’s dyspnea or shortness of breath.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 10, 2019

Take the Nursing Quiz for Asthma/COPD

From Nurselabs: Any respiratory disease that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow fall under the broad classification of COPD, also known as chronic airflow limitations (CAL). Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a condition of chronic dyspnea with expiratory airflow...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 17, 2018