Critical Analysis: Simulation

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Essay #: 064614
Total text length is 7,384 characters (approximately 5.1 pages).

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The beginning:
Critical Analysis: Simulation
Introduction
The scenario to be discussed is the case of Mr.
Alexiou
who was admitted because of an exacerbation of his COPD. The first issue related to the scenario is airway limitation. The second issue is based in the effects that dyspnea produce on the patient and those psychosocial impacts are just as important as the interventions to manage the dyspnea.
Scenario
Mr.
Alexiou
had been admitted with an acute exacerbation of COPD. Although he has other chronic conditions, his COPD is the priority problem since he has the sensation of choking. I chose this scenario because of issues that sometimes remain behind the scenes. The focus on the airway is essential but the patient’s reactions and fears must be...
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