Many parts of a treatment plan are the same for all individuals with COPD. The following outline shows general categories of a treatment plan. It is a sample outline.
Pulmonary Function Tests
SpirometryMore complete testing including lung volumes and diffusing capacityPulse oximetry and/or arterial blood gases
Other lab tests
Blood chemistry, kidney and liver function tests (LFTs), Complete Blood Count (CBC)Alpha-1 Antitrypsin blood level (a one-time...