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  • Nursing Care Plan Common Dysrhytmias
    on May 11, 2011 in NCP common dysrhytmias
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    on May 4, 2011 in NCP mi
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    on May 3, 2011 in severe NCP hypertension
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  • Nursing Care Plan Heart Failure Chronic
    on May 3, 2011 in NCP chronic heart failure
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  • Nursing Care Plan Pulmonary Tuberculosis PTB
    on May 3, 2011 in NCP ptb pulmonary tuberculosis
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  • Nursing Care Plan COPD Asthma
    on May 2, 2011 in NCP copd asthma
    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 diseas...
  • Nursing Care Plan Pneumothorax / Hemothorax
    on May 2, 2011 in hemothorax pneumothorax NCP
    PNEUMOTHORAX/HEMOTHORAX I. Pathophysiology a. Partial or complete collapse of lung due to accumulation of air (pneumothorax), blood (hemothorax), or other fluid (pleural effusion) in the pleural space b. Intrathoracic pressure changes induced by inc...
  • Nursing Care Plan Lung Cancer Postoperative Care
    on May 2, 2011 in lung cancer postoperative NCP care
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