QOD 38: Dyspnea (Respiratory/Basic Care and Comfort)

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Dyspnea, also known as breathlessness, is a state in which a person is unable to get enough air. Dyspnea may be acute, such as after an injury affecting the lungs or a panic attack, or it may be chronic in nature. Causes of chronic dyspnea include such conditions as heart disease, arrhythmias, asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis, and obesity.

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