Productive Cough

CASE: A 52-year-old male presents to the clinic with a productive cough for 5 days.



Differential diagnosis:

1. Pneumonia

2. Acute bronchitis

3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

4. Asthmatic acute exacerbation

5. Gastroesophageal reflux disease



· Describe at least 5 more questions the FNP should ask this patient in the health history.

· Describe how the FNP would clinically manage and follow up this patient based on each differential diagnosis. Explain the differential diagnosis and why it fits.



Minimum 250 words, not including references

APA format with intext citation

References at least two high-level scholarly reference per post within in the last 5 years.

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