Key questions on COPD (1.5 CPD hours)
GP Dr Noel Baxter and consultant respiratory physician Dr Irem Patel answer questions from GP Dr Sara Ritchie on the limitations of spirometry for diagnosis, prompts for chest X-ray and helping smokers quit.
This module will update your knowledge on COPD, including:
- How to separate out COPD from asthma both clinically and via spirometry
- Which patients should be referred to the respiratory team, and the indications for long-term oxygen therapy
- The evidence for offering mucolytics to those with chronic productive cough
- The use of theophylline
- The role of self-management have in the treatment of a patient’s COPD