In nursing school, I learned that digital clubbing was a key sign of COPD and I accepted this as gospel and moved on with my life. I used this information to answer exam questions on the topic and I always included assessing for it in my care plans for patients with COPD.

But, like all things in nursing, there’s so much more to this story.

In this episode you’ll learn why much of what you’ve been taught about digital clubbing is wrong, and what’s actually going on (spoiler alert…we don’t fully know!)

In this episode, you’ll get answers to your burning questions:

  • What is digital clubbing?
  • What disease conditions are associated with digital clubbing?
  • How is digital clubbing evaluated, measured and categorized?
  • What is the pathophysiology of digital clubbing?

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