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It's important that you know how to treat your COPD. This is true for everyday care and for when your symptoms get worse.
It's also very important that your family, friends, and caregivers know what to do. If you can't care for yourself in an emergency, others need to know how they can help you.
My name: ___________________________________
Date plan was written: _________________________
Emergency contact information
My doctor's or clinic's name: _______________________
Name of person to call in an emergency: _______________________________
COPD can cause serious problems with breathing, so it's important to know when to get help. Quick treatment may help keep you out of the hospital.
911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerHasmeena Kathuria, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Current as ofDecember 6, 2017
Current as of:
December 6, 2017
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Hasmeena Kathuria, MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
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