Emergency Care for Someone With Chronic Lung Disease

Medical emergencies are an all-too-common part of caring for someone with chronic lung disease. To avoid panic in a crisis, make sure you have all the information you'll need close at hand.  Be prepared, too, to keep a close watch on treatments and to be an advocate for someone who's been hospitalized. Make sure the person in your care isn't discharged early—and that you have a clear care plan when leaving the hospital.