Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Managing the symptomatic patient
1 in 20 Australians aged 45 and over reported having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2014-20151.
To assist GPs in ongoing management of COPD, guidelines recommend regular assessment of disease severity, based on lung function, symptoms and exacerbation history. The COPD-X guidelines advise a stepwise approach to pharmacological treatment, incorporated with relevant non-pharmacological interventions to maintain good patient quality of life2.
By engaging and completing this education a GP will improve their recommendations for patient care and learn practical strategies for selecting treatments to improve outcomes in patients with moderate to severe COPD.
You will be required to:
- carry out a pre-audit baseline assessment of current clinical practice and requested to review best practice in COPD management through a combination of