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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Nov 24, 2021

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On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists Michelle talks to returning guest Tyler Kuhk, NP about COPD. Did you know that November is COPD awareness month? This could be a great lead in for you to talk to your patients about COPD and a reminder for your team to look for the signs of COPD which Tyler outlines in this episode! 

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Interview Starts: 11:34.377

Episode Highlights

  • Who is That Sassy NP
  • Basics of COPD
  • Patient Conversations
  • Inhaled Therapy
  • Xylitol Based 
  • Exacerbation or Flare 
  • Covid-19 Patients



“They estimate that there are roughly 13 million that are diagnosed but there are likely another 13 million that are undiagnosed.” 


“COPD is an umbrella term.” 


“COPD is the third leading cause of death.” 


“Once you hit your mid 20’s you start to lose lung function.” 


“The goal in COPD is to open the airways.” 


“Bedside nurses are running around with our heads cut off, we want to do well, but we need the tools.” 


“Your airways are an organ besides your skin that is exposed to the outside environment 24 hours a day.”


“It’s not fun not being able to breathe.” 




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