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1

During an acute COPD exacerbation, what O2 sat should you titrate the oxygen to?

88-92%

2

What is the risk of over-oxygenating the COPD pt?

hypercapnia

3

What meds should be given in the acute COPD exacerbation?

1. ipratroprium and albuterol
2. systemic corticosteroids
3. Abx

4

What are good empiric Abx for COPD exacerbation?

macrolides, cephalosporins, and fluoroquinolones

5

What 3 bronchodilators can be used for COPD in order of descending preference?

ipratroprium, β-agonists, theophylline

6

What are the criteria for home oxygen in COPD pts?

PaO2<60 + cor pulmonale

7

What is the best predictor of prognosis in COPD?

FEV1

8

What's a good way to differentiate JVD from cor pulmonale from CHF?

BNP