Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: long term management
Work through interactive patient cases to update your knowledge of the role and relative value of drug and non-drug therapies in controlling symptoms and improving outcomes in COPD.
After completing this module, you should:
- Know how best to support smoking cessation in patients with COPD
- Understand the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD
- Know the indications for long term oxygen therapy in patients with COPD
- Understand the role and cost effectiveness of drug and non-drug therapies in patients with COPD.
Alert! Consider coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in any patient with symptoms including cough, fever, dyspnoea, myalgia, and fatigue; take infection control precautions and follow local guidelines. This module has not been updated to include specific information on COVID-19. NICE has released rapid guideline NG168 to maximise the safety of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease during the COVID-19 pandemic: "COVID-19 rapid guideline: community-based care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)". This module does not yet incorporate this guideline.
Irem Patel, Grainne D’Ancona
Peer reviewed by:
28 Apr 2020
17 Jul 2012
|BMJ Learning||2 credits, 2:00 hours||BMJ Learning has assigned two hours of credit to this module.|