Supporting patients with COPD

Contents

  • Overview
  • Pre-Test
  • Introduction
  • Treatment
  • Exacerbations
  • Future commissioning for COPD
  • E-cigarettes (vaping)
  • Community pharmacy influenza vaccination service
  • Post-Test
  • Action & Evaluation
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Overview

This CPD module looks at supporting patients with COPD.

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Goal

To provide an update on how community pharmacists can contribute to improving patient care in COPD.

Objectives

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Identify patients at risk of suffering from COPD
  • Appreciate the pathology of the disease
  • Help optimise the use of medicines and address key lifestyle issues in COPD through additional pharmacy services.

Contributing author:

Mark Stone MRPharmS

 

How to use this module

You can test your existing understanding of this topic by completing the initial pre-test. Then work through the module before taking the post-test to see if your knowledge has improved.

Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

 

Working in association with the RPS Faculty

Pharmacy Magazine’s CPD modules are an important part of advancing your professional development, providing you with essential knowledge and skills. They can be considered alongside other activities for inclusion in your RPS Faculty portfolio.

The RPS Faculty is a professional recognition programme for all pharmacists in all sectors at all stages of their career and involves assessment of a practice-based portfolio that recognises your professional development. This allows you to demonstrate to others your level of attainment and stage of advanced practice.

It also helps you identify what you need to know at different stages of your career. Start your Faculty journey by accessing the portfolio and tools at www.rpharms.com/Faculty.

 

Download

Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.

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