Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Care of Dyspnea:The 6th Vital Sign in Individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Project / Initiative: 
Long-Term Care Best Practices Program
Type of Guideline: 
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About this Guideline:

This guideline will address the nursing assessment and management of stable, unstable and acute dyspnea associated with COPD.

The guideline focuses its recommendations on four areas
(1) Practice Recommendations directed at the nurse
(2) Educational Recommendations directed at the competencies required for practice
(3) Organization and Policy Recommendations directed at practice settings and the environment in order to facilitate nurses’ practice
(4) Evaluation and monitoring indicators.
Published: 2005
Supplement: 2010

Related File(s):
COPD Summary150.64 KB
COPD Supplement754.54 KB
COPD Supplement Appendix85.62 KB
Pour Vous Aider a Mieux Respirer206.75 KB