A patient was recently diagnosed with emphysema. Which of the following interventions should the nurse implement when caring for this patient?


•Appropriate nursing interventions for a patient with emphysema include postural drainage, chest physiotherapy, low-flow oxygen, high-fowlers position, and increase fluid intake to liquefy secretions.

•The patient should be placed in the high-fowlers position to improve ventilation.

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