Consequences of COPD

Discuss at least three symptoms caused by physiologic changes and consequences of COPD. Discuss how pharmaceutical treatments are designed to alleviate those symptoms. When are antibiotics appropriate in the treatment of COPD? Which bacteria are most commonly attributed to a COPD bacterial infection? Which antibiotics are usually chosen and why? What are the risks and benefits of these treatments? What patient education is needed in terms of compliance and expectations of medications prescribed?