Best Practices in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Garvey, Chris

Nurse Practitioner . 36(5):16-22, May 2011.

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.