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  1. Smith, Brenda L. MSN, RN, CMSRN
  2. Tasota, Frederick J. MSN, RN


The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) promotes awareness, education, and care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The committee annually reviews evidence-based guidelines for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of COPD. We give you an overview of these guidelines.