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Acute bronchitis: Evaluation and management

Blush, Raymond R. III MSN, ACNP-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000434092.41971.ad
Feature: RESPIRATORY DISEASE

Abstract: Acute bronchitis affects millions of individuals, significantly impacting patient health and the healthcare industry. Understanding evaluation and treatment guidelines for acute bronchitis allows the nurse practitioner to practice comprehensive care for patients. This article reviews evidence-based practices when caring for the patient with acute bronchitis, promoting optimization of healthy outcomes.

Acute bronchitis affects millions of individuals, significantly impacting patient health and the healthcare industry. Understanding evaluation and treatment guidelines for acute bronchitis allows the nurse practitioner to practice comprehensive care for patients. This article reviews evidence-based practices when caring for the patient with acute bronchitis to promote healthy outcomes.

Raymond R. Blush is Clinical Faculty at University of Michigan School of Nursing, Ann Arbor, Mich.

The author has disclosed that he has no financial relationships related to this article.

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