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  • Discuss common and life-threatening causes of chronic cough.

  • Determine appropriate treatments for patients with chronic cough.

  • Differentiate between asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as the cause of wheezing.

  • Summarize treatment options for wheezing.

  • Discuss appropriate tests to evaluate a patient with dyspnea.

  • Describe dyspnea management, including pharmacotherapy and nonpharmacotherapy.

  • Establish a differential diagnosis for patients with hemoptysis.

  • Determine which patients with hemoptysis require urgent evaluation in an acute care setting.

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