FP Essentials™

Common Lung Conditions

Edition #409 | June 2013

Cover: FP Essentials #409 Common Lung Conditions

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  • Identify a validated questionnaire that patients with asthma can complete in the waiting room to assess the severity of the condition.
  • Discuss whether providing asthma education to patients with asthma results in improved outcomes.
  • Describe how to interpret B-type natriuretic peptide and N-terminal proB-type natriuretic peptide levels in patients who have dyspnea, including any differences in interpretation based on patient renal function.
  • Summarize use of pulmonary embolism decision rules in the evaluation of patients with dyspnea.
  • Identify a first-line inhaler to manage stable but symptomatic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Discuss the indications for pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD.
  • Describe the two main types of air pollutants that are most dangerous to individual health.
  • Identify steps to reduce dampness and mold in the home of a patient with asthma.

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Approved for 5 AAFP Prescribed credits; 5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Credit valid through June 30, 2015.

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