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Respiratory System

Guidelines (in HTML) Printable Documents (PDF)
Asthma - Diagnosis and Management (2010) Full Guideline (PDF 940K)
Summary (PDF 252K)
Appendix A - Asthma Inhalation Drug Dosing and Cost (PDF 217K)
Appendix B - Personal Action Plan (PDF 336K)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (2011) Full Guideline (PDF 788K)
Summary (PDF 224K)
Appendix A - Patient Care Flow Sheet (PDF 106K)
Appendix B - Prescription Medication Table for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (PDF 230K)
Appendix C - Medical Indications for Home Oxygen for Stable COPD Patients (PDF 161K)
Appendix D - COPD Flare-up Action Plan (PDF 166K)
Appendix E - Antibiotic Treatment Recommendations for Acute Exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) (PDF 179K)
COPD - A Guide for Patients (PDF 112K)
Sleep Complaints in Adults - Primary Care Management (2004) Full Guideline (PDF 217K)
Patient Guide (PDF 28K)

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