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PulsePlus-Respiratory Medicine (3 CPD hours)

This module will update your knowledge on respiratory diseases in primary care.

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This module will update your knowledge on respiratory diseases in primary care, including issues such as:

• Managing asthma in children, adults and pregnant women
• Identifying red flag symptoms in children with a cough
• Deciding when to start patients with COPD on inhaled steroids and who will benefit from pulmonary rehabilitation
• Diagnosing, investigating and treating acute exacerbations of bronchiectasis
• Using pharmacotherapy in adults with chronic cough


Key questions on asthma:

Dr Mark Levy is a GP in Harrow, editor-in-chief of the Primary Care Respiratory Journal and senior clinical research fellow at the centre for population health sciences, University of Edinburgh

Dr Mandy Fry is a GP in Cirencester and senior primary care lecturer at Oxford Brookes University

Ten top tips on cough in children:

Professor Michael Shields is professor of child health at Queen's University Belfast

Dr Bernadette O'Connor is consultant paediatrician at the Royal Belfast Hospital For Sick Children

Challenges in COPD:

Dr Mike Morgan is consultant physician in respiratory medicine at University Hospital of Leicester

Bronchiectasis: a GP guide:

Dr Anthony De Soyza is senior lecturer at the institute of cellular medicine at Newcastle University and honorary consultant in the bronchiectasis service at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals

A new paradigm for adult cough:

Professor Alyn H Morice is professor of respiratory medicine at the University of Hull, Hull York Medical School

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