Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
1. Evaluate patients who are current or former smokers, and those who develop frequent viral infections, for symptoms that may indicate COPD or related conditions.
2. Prepare treatment plans that include a combination approach to therapy for patients who have COPD.
3. Interpret and validate spirometry tests in symptomatic patients.
4. Counsel patients who have COPD on the importance of quitting smoking and receiving annual vaccinations for influenza and pneumonia.
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Mark A Graber, MD, MSHCE, FACEP, Professor of Emergency and Family Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Solon
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