Best Practices in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Garvey, Chris MPA, MSN, FNP, FAACVPR

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000396473.61188.11
Department: PULMONARY DISEASE: CE Connection

Evidence-based guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) recommend prevention, diagnosis, and a stepwise approach to treatment based on disease severity, symptoms, and disability. NPs play an important role in effective care of patients with COPD.

NPs play an important role in effective care of patients with COPD. Evidence-based guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) recommend prevention, diagnosis, and a stepwise approach to treatment based on disease severity, symptoms, and disability.

Chris Garvey is a manager and NP at Seton Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Daly City, Calif., and an NP at the Sleep Disorders Pulmonary Division, University of California, San Francisco.

The author has disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.

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