nurs 6531 wk 5 application Assignment 1: Application Pulmonary Function Testing
nurs 6531 wk 5 applicationAssignment 1: Application Pulmonary Function TestingPatients with respiratory disorders often require short-term and long-term treatment. While short-term treatments may successfully relieve a patients current symptoms, long-term treatment and management is a necessary component of the care plan. Prior to establishing a care plan, it is essential to complete a thorough patient evaluation. Patients presenting with symptoms of respiratory disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) frequently require pulmonary function testing. These pulmonary function tests are designed to assess patient lung function. Results of these tests can be used in conjunction with the COPD guidelines to develop effective treatment and management plans for patients.