Managing patients with COPD

This module will help you understandthe latest thinking in COPD treatment and management.

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An estimated 1.2 million patients in the UK live with COPD, equivalent to 80 people for each community pharmacy in the country. 

After reading this module you will understand the latest thinking in COPD management including the key recommendations in the 2021 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) strategy and three key interventions you can make.  

This module also explains the principles of checking inhaler technique via face-to-face and remote consultation.

Contributing author: Darush Attar-Zadeh, respiratory lead pharmacist, Barnet CCG
With contributions from: Carol Stonham, senior nurse practitioner (respiratory), NHS Gloucestershire CCG 

 

 

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