Pulmonology Paper Samples

Respiratory Clinical Case and Care Plan Creation

Background Patient Initials _A. B._____ Subjective Data: The patient suffers from shortness of breath and the associated respiratory issues (wheezing). Chief Complaint: “severe wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing at least once daily.” History of Present Illness: The patient has been experiencing regular asthma attacks over the past few months...

Respiratory Diseases After Motor Vehicle Accident

Patient Initials: N/A (65-year-old Caucasian female) Subjective Data Chief Complaint: “severe wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing at least once daily”. History of Present Illness: A motor vehicle accident was the reason for hospitalization several weeks ago. Ten weeks ago, the patient was discharged from the hospital. Post-traumatic seizures occurred...

Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Elderly Patient

Dianne Steinberg is a 69-year-old female whose past medical history includes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and hypertension. The patient’s complaints are productive cough, fever, and breathing difficulties, which are known as dyspnea. It is essential to provide the list of differential diagnoses for the patient, determine the final diagnosis,...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Burden Management

The learning plan will be associated with developing a framework of educational lessons targeted at teaching how to overcome the burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The plan will incorporate three groups of learners: patients, family members, and the healthcare staff. Each group will be able to contribute to...

Childhood Asthma Management and Patient Education

Executive Summary Child asthma remains one of the most common causes of death among children, which can be explained by the difficulties regarding the promotion of patient education to the target demographic. Therefore, parents or legal guardians of patients, as well as their family members, need to receive education about...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Screening

Conceptual Model Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is considered to be one of the main leading causes of death in the USA, causing over 3 million deaths every year since 2011 (Kenneth et al., 2017). Two major forms of COPD include chronic bronchitis and emphysema, both of which cause long-term...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Readmission Rate

Article Title “Retrospective review of the impact of a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) comprehensive case program on hospital readmission rates” (Alshabanat, Rampel, Burns, Sin, & FitzGerald, 2015). Is This a Quantitative or Qualitative Research Article? In their attempt at studying the effects of a Comprehensive Care Management Program (CCMP)...

Pneumonia Diagnostics and Pharmacological Treatment

Introduction: Etiology of the Diagnosis Pneumonia is a highly prevalent disease that can be caused by different pathogens. The most common potential cause might be Streptococcus pneumonia or any type of Gram-positive bacteria that can be acquired from the hospital environment or community (Cilloniz, Martin-Loeches, Garcia-Vidal, Jose, & Torres, 2016)....

Home Health Care for Patients

Home health care is a patient practice frequently used at many facilities in the United States. It is important not to confuse home health care with home care because the former is performed by non-clinical caregivers who should be trained and informed about all nuances of care, and the latter...

Acute Exacerbations in Chronic Respiratory Illness

Introduction The problem under consideration is the prevention of hospital readmission rates for acute exacerbations in children with chronic respiratory illnesses. The potential solution to this issue is providing additional education for patients and their parents with the aim of their better awareness of potential complications (Banks, 2013). The nursing...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Introduction Empirical evidence indicates that Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and diabetes are connected because they are both associated with inflammation. Also, the hyperglycemia that is related to diabetes may be worsened by medications indicated for COPD (Gooneratne, Patel, & Corcoran, 2010). Therefore, the nursing interventions that are applied in...

Acute Lung Injury Patients’ Survival and Recovery

Introduction Even though clinicians spend much time to cope with such problems and conditions as adult respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury in the most efficient manner, there are still high rates of deaths that are caused by using ineffective therapies to improve ventilation in lungs (Gattinoni, Pesenti, &...

Acute Bronchitis and Pneumonia

Acute bronchitis and pneumonia are diseases of the respiratory system. The diseases share many symptoms, and some persons with acute bronchitis often contract pneumonia. Elderly people are prone to these diseases because of co-morbid conditions like heart disease – and therefore, they cannot endure the infection as young people do...

Respiratory Therapy and Its Future

Medicine is a field that is continuously changing. New approaches to the management of diseases as well as other changes are being discovered almost on a daily basis. In this respect, respiratory therapy has not been left behind. An article published by PubMed states that the term respiratory therapy contains...