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COPD: clinical review


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INTRODUCTION

This resource covers the aetiology and risk factors for COPD, simple interventions such as stopping smoking, and the value of pulmonary rehabilitation, plus pharmacotherapy.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module the general practice nurse should be better able to:

  • Understand the significance of smoking as a causal factor for COPD and therefore be able to stress to patients the importance of smoking cessation
  • Discuss which investigations are suitable for a patient with suspected COPD
  • Consider the non-pharmacological management options for patients with COPD
  • Understand and relay to patients the likely prognosis of this condition

AUTHOR

Activity author

Dr Nicholas Hopkinson, Reader in respiratory medicine and clinical lead for COPD at Royal Brompton Hospital; Clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London; Medical adviser for the British Lung Foundation

Chairman of the British Thoracic Society specialist advisory group on COPD

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.