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COPD | Indications for Ventilatory Support

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with COPD meets the criteria for ventilatory support proposed by the GOLD initiative.

Specialty:

Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

Objective:

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ICD-10:

J44.1, Z99.1

Description:

A patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may require ventilatory support for respiratory failure. The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) has published criteria for when to ventilate these patients.

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