Question: chapter 30 asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease john is...
Chapter 30 Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease John is 64 years old with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He caught a cold a week ago and presents to the clinic with green sputum and increased shortness of breath. He had a fever at the beginning of the cold, but does not have a fever today. Current medications are Symbicort (budesonide/formoterol) and lisinopril. On examination, he is afebrile, with respiratory rate 18, heart rate 104, blood pressure 135/70 mm Hg, and SaO2 93%. Lung auscultation reveals decreased breath sounds and diffuse inspiratory and expiratory wheezes and no crackles.
What is the plan of care for John?