FP Essentials™

Respiratory Conditions Update

Edition #448 | September 2016

Cover: FP Essentials #448 | Respiratory Conditions Update

FP Essentials is a monthly subscription containing authoritative, unbiased, and peer-reviewed clinical information—without any advertisements.

Purchase this individual edition for online access to its content, and earn up to 5 CME credits upon completion of the quiz. Online access for this edition available until September 2018.

In This Edition

  • Diagnose asthma based on typical symptoms and objective measurements of lung function.
  • Assess the level of symptom control in patients with asthma and prescribe appropriate stepwise therapy.
  • Use spirometry to diagnose and assess the severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Select appropriate inhalers and other treatments for patients with COPD of various severity levels.
  • Describe the characteristics of restrictive lung diseases.
  • Determine when to refer patients with suspected cystic fibrosis (CF) for further evaluation.
  • Describe the difference between competence and medical decision-making capacity.
  • Collaborate with other clinicians, subspecialists, and care team members in the management of patients with CF.
CME Credit

Approved for 5 AAFP Prescribed credits. Credit valid through September 30, 2018.

Purchase This Edition 

Online access only

#448: Respiratory Conditions Update
September 2016

 


CME credit approved through September 30, 2018

 

Take the Quiz for CME Credit

Subscription/purchase required.


Listen to FP Audio for CME

One hour of content, such as Clinical Topic, Journal Notes, Back to Basics, and Editor's Q&A. Earn up to 2 AAFP Prescribed credits with each edition. Online access only.

Earn CME with FP Essentials

Subscribe and receive access to peer-reviewed, ad-free monographs. Eligible for up to 60 AAFP Prescribed credits with a yearly subscription. Available in print or online.

Access current and past editions and report CME. Try a free digital sample.  Learn more »