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CPD - Case-based: COPD part 2

In part two of this two-part module on COPD, you will explore three more cases looking at fitness to fly, prescribing nebulisers and when to consider palliative care for COPD patients

Learning Objectives

To update you on:  

  • Palliative care in a patient with COPD
  • What to do if a patient with COPD requests a ‘fit to fly’ letter.


Dr Toni Hazell is a GP in North London

Case study 5 – Mr J

You are seeing Mr J, a 75-year-old man, for his COPD review. He comes in carrying a large box and tells you that his daughter was in Lidl at the weekend and they had nebulisers for sale at a very reasonable rate. She bought one for him and he would now like you to prescribe nebules for him and refer for an oxygen cylinder to power the nebuliser.

Which of the following is true about the use of nebulisers in COPD?



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