FP Essentials™

Respiratory Conditions

Edition #486 | 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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