Write about a patient whom you have assessed and cared for within your clinical area. Include pathophysiological detail of the condition and critical analysis throughout. Discuss the assessment and findings of the assessment in the view of differential diagnoses. Discuss diagnostic tests that were carried out to both rules out differential diagnoses and confirm the diagnosis. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and clinical reasoning. Reference evidence-based literature. My case study needs to be on a copd patient admitted with an exacerbation of copd.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing