FP Essentials™

Respiratory Conditions Update

Edition #448 | September 2016

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  • 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.
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#448: Respiratory Conditions Update
September 2016


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