Flashcards in COPD Deck (8):
During an acute COPD exacerbation, what O2 sat should you titrate the oxygen to?
What is the risk of over-oxygenating the COPD pt?
What meds should be given in the acute COPD exacerbation?
1. ipratroprium and albuterol
2. systemic corticosteroids
What are good empiric Abx for COPD exacerbation?
macrolides, cephalosporins, and fluoroquinolones
What 3 bronchodilators can be used for COPD in order of descending preference?
ipratroprium, β-agonists, theophylline
What are the criteria for home oxygen in COPD pts?
PaO2<60 + cor pulmonale
What is the best predictor of prognosis in COPD?