absorption is also a concern with the aging population. There are age-related effects of the gastric acidity for medications that are pH dependent (Levison, 2015). Conclusion Understanding pharmacotherapy for the treatment of respiratory disorders is essential for the APN to provide the best outcome for the patient. Chronic bronchitis is an incurable disorder that clinicians can treat with symptom management. There are many factors associated with CB; however, age is significant, and the APN must know the process to provide the best treatment. References American Lung Association. (n.d.). Lung health and diseases. Retrieved from Arcangelo, V. P., Peterson, A. M., Wilbur, V., & Reinhold, J. A. (2017). Pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice: A practical approach (4th ed.). Ambler, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Levison, M. E. (2015). Use of selected antibiotics in the elderly. Current Geriatrics Reports , 4 , 105-115.
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