• Respiratory Conditions

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    #486: Respiratory Conditions
    November 2019

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    • Discuss appropriate prescribing of antibiotics for patients with upper respiratory tract infections and pharyngitis according to current guidelines.
    • Counsel patients about why antibiotic therapy may be inappropriate for their condition.
    • Diagnose and treat patients with acute bronchitis according to current practice guidelines.
    • Use validated severity scoring systems to determine whether patients with commu­nity-acquired pneumonia should be hospitalized.
    • Diagnose patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) according to current guidelines.
    • Prescribe appropriate maintenance therapy for patients with COPD and therapy to manage acute exacerbations according to current guidelines.
    • Describe the four main categories of interstitial lung disease (ILD).
    • Determine an appropriate evaluation protocol for patients with suspected ILD.

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