A nurse is educating a female patient on her recent diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Which of these patient statements shows that she needs further education about her disease?
“My lungs are susceptible to infection, so I will not skip my yearly flu and pneumonia vaccines.”
“I will need to modify my activities and take frequent rest breaks.”
“My lungs will heal if I use all my inhalers as directed.”
“I understand that smoking is what caused this and I need to quit now.”
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