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Nursing care plan renal failure chronic

I. Pathophysiology a. End result of the gradual, progressive destruction of nephrons and decrease in glomerular filtration rate (GFR), resulting in loss of kidney function that produces major changes in all body systems b. Chronic kidney disease (CKD), although ultimately … Continue reading

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Nursing care plan chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) AND ASTHMA I. Pathophysiology a. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): chronic obstructive bronchitis and emphysema i. Chronic airflow limitations (CAL): caused by a mixture of small airway disease (obstructive bonchiolitis) and parenchymal destruction (emphysema) ii. … Continue reading

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Nursing care plan heart failure chronic

HEART FAILURE: CHRONIC I. Pathophysiology a. Remodeling of the myocardium (as a structural response to injury) changes the heart from an efficient football shape to an inefficient basketball shape, making coordinated contractility difficult. i. Ventricular dilation (systolic dysfunction) results in … Continue reading

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