Treatment goals for an acute exacerbation of COPD are two-fold.  The first is to provide supportive care and resolve the acute exacerbation with minimal impact on the patient lung function, and the second is to prevent further exacerbations.

Read the article, “Managing hospitalized patients with a COPD exacerbation: the role of hospitalists and the multidisciplinary team”.  You may access the article at:  

Discuss the recommended goals/treatment strategies of COPD management in critically ill patient. 


Post your discussion to the Moodle Discussion Forum.  Initial post must be made by Day #3.  Word limit 500 words.  Reply to at least two other student posts with a reflection of their response.  Please make sure to provide citations and references (in APA, 7th ed. format) for your work.