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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?

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