This module provides information regarding the early identification and management of exacerbations of COPD.
By the end of this module participants will be able to:
- identify the importance of early identification and management of exacerbations of COPD
- educate patients on how to monitor their symptoms and develop individualised symptom management action plans with COPD patients and their carers
- describe the value of using controlled oxygen and ventilation during an exacerbation and outline when a patient requires hospitalisation
- recognise how to implement appropriate management for COPD patients with frequent exacerbations
- recognise the role of general practice in review and follow-up.
Activity number: 84170. Allocated 2 Category 2 points in QI &CPD Program for the 2017-2019 triennium.