•Review the COPD guidelines in the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease article in this week’s Learning Resources.

•Reflect on COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention strategies suggested in the guidelines. Consider how to implement these strategies in a clinical setting.

•Locate and select a case study from a reputable source on a patient whose condition required pulmonary function testing and and use it for this assignment, make sure you provide reference where patient is selected

•Consider the COPD guidelines for diagnosis and think about a potential diagnosis for the patient in the case study that you selected.

•Reflect on treatment and management options based on the patient’s diagnosis.

To complete:

Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:

•Describe COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention strategies suggested in the COPD guidelines. Explain how to implement these strategies in a clinical setting.

•Explain your diagnosis for the patient in the case study that you selected. Compare the patient’s pulmonary function test results to the COPD guidelines when making your diagnosis.

•Describe treatment and management options based on the patient’s diagnosis