Dealing with Emphysema
Emphysema is the most common cause of respiratory-related deaths in the United States. The purpose of this article is to review the pathophysiology of emphysema, understand subjective and objective presentation of the disease and briefly review common treatment options. Family dynamics surrounding a person with emphysema are also discussed.

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Author:Anita Rothera RNC, BS, CDE
Course No:E040212
Contact Hours:1.00
Method:Online Self Study
Categories:Medical & Surgical Issues

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2014.

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Course Objectives
  • Name three different techniques that families might use to enjoy activities when involving someone with emphysema.
  • Describe emphysema.
  • Discuss the difference between chronic primary and secondary emphysema.
  • State objective and subjective findings in a person with emphysema.


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