Dec 13, 2018
Today, I want to review the evaluation and management of an acute COPD exacerbation.
We have a 65 year old obese male who's a former smoker of 30 years (1 pack/day), but quit 5 years ago.
He has a past medical history of COPD on 3L nasal canula, coronary artery disease, GERD, and type 2 DM.
He's presenting with a 3 day history of subjective fever, increasing cough, increasing sputum production, and shortness of breath.
On exam, he has bilateral wheezing.
First let's treat the vitals:
Now, that we've got the base down, we can start to manage the underlying cause: COPD exacerbation.
I'll walk you through every step of the way in today's podcast.
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