Treme – New Orleans, Louisiana

$500.00

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Description

About the Client:
We are a dedicated and loving family committed to providing the best possible care for our beloved family member who is living with advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Our primary focus is to ensure his comfort, manage his symptoms effectively, and support his respiratory health.

Project Overview:
We are seeking experienced nurses who are compassionate and skilled in the care of patients with COPD to provide comprehensive support for our family member. This project entails a 6-month contract, with the potential for extension based on his ongoing health needs and the management of his condition.

Responsibilities:

Manage oxygen therapy, ensuring proper use of equipment and adjusting flow rates as prescribed to maintain optimal oxygen levels.
Implement respiratory exercises to improve lung function and breathing efficiency, teaching and encouraging the patient to perform these exercises regularly.
Administer medications as prescribed, including bronchodilators, corticosteroids, and other respiratory medications, ensuring adherence to the treatment plan.
Monitor for signs of respiratory distress or exacerbation of symptoms, including shortness of breath, wheezing, and changes in sputum production, and respond promptly to any issues.
Collaborate closely with the patient’s medical team, including pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, and primary care providers, to coordinate care, optimize treatment strategies, and address emerging needs and challenges.
Requirements:

Certification as a registered nurse with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in respiratory care, pulmonology, or home healthcare.
Proficiency in managing oxygen therapy, including the use of oxygen concentrators and tanks, nasal cannulas, and masks.
Strong understanding of respiratory exercises and techniques, such as pursed-lip breathing and diaphragmatic breathing, to improve lung function and ease breathing.
Ability to administer and manage medications for COPD, ensuring adherence to the treatment plan and monitoring for potential side effects.
Excellent communication skills and a compassionate demeanor, fostering trust and rapport with the patient and his family, and collaborating effectively with interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
Patient Case:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Patient: 67-year-old male

Condition: The patient is living with advanced COPD, requiring comprehensive care to manage symptoms, maintain respiratory function, and improve quality of life.

Care Plan:

Oxygen Therapy Management: Manage oxygen therapy, ensuring the proper use of equipment such as oxygen concentrators, tanks, nasal cannulas, and masks. Adjust flow rates as prescribed to maintain optimal oxygen levels, and monitor for signs of hypoxemia or hypercapnia.
Respiratory Exercises: Implement and teach respiratory exercises to improve lung function and breathing efficiency. Encourage the patient to perform exercises such as pursed-lip breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, and incentive spirometry regularly to enhance respiratory muscle strength and reduce dyspnea.
Medication Administration: Administer medications as prescribed, including bronchodilators, corticosteroids, and other respiratory medications. Ensure the patient adheres to the treatment plan, educate him on proper inhaler technique, and monitor for potential side effects or interactions.
Monitoring for Respiratory Distress: Monitor for signs of respiratory distress or exacerbation of symptoms, such as increased shortness of breath, wheezing, changes in sputum production, or cyanosis. Respond promptly to any issues, adjusting care and seeking medical intervention as needed to manage exacerbations and prevent complications.
Collaboration with Medical Team: Work closely with the patient’s interdisciplinary medical team, including pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, and primary care providers, to coordinate care, optimize treatment strategies, and address emerging needs and challenges. Ensure comprehensive and personalized care that supports the patient’s respiratory health and overall well-being.

 

Total Budget: $305,683.20