Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day
Introduction to COPD in primary care
‘In the UK, it is estimated that 3 million people have COPD, of whom 2 million are undiagnosed. COPD is treatable but not curable, and early diagnosis and treatment can help to slow the decline in lung function and increase the amount of time that people with COPD have to enjoy an active life’. NICE 2016
This study day is designed as an introduction to COPD for general practice nurses who are new this subject and wish to start to be involved in the managing patient with this common and debilitating condition.
To recognise that COPD is a common condition that often goes undiagnosed and to recognise symptoms and risk factors that might point towards a diagnosis of COPD.
To identify and practice the key components of assessing patients with a confirmed diagnosis of COPD for annual review.
To identify the goals for managing COPD and the key management interventions such as smoking cessation ,medication , pulmonary rehabilitation .
To discuss the management of acute exacerbations of COPD and strategies to reduce/prevent further exacerbations.
To recognise that COPD is a complex multi-systemic condition where co-morbidities are common and a holistic approach to management is essential.
9.30- 10.00 The background, prevalence , causes, pathophysiology and guide lines
10.00 – 11.00 Identifying those who are risk of COPD and the diagnostic process
11.20 – 12.00 Assessment and classification COPD.
( MRC score and CAT scores and the GOLD combined assessment tool)
12.00- 12.45 – The goals of management and key interventions including pharmacology
12.45 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.30 Inhaler technique and management case studies
14.30 – 15.00 Holistic care and management of co-morbidities
15.00- 15.20 Tea
15.20 – 16.00 Managing acute exacerbation of COPD and future prevention strategies.
16.00 -16.15 Questions , evaluation and close
This course is sponsored by our partners in the pharmaceutical industry by the provision trade stands. Company products may be on display
Devon Training Hub are able to provide a wide range of training and education events thanks to the sponsorship of pharma companies. In exchange for this sponsorship, companies would like to know who has attended these events. If you are happy for your name and practice (but not contact details) to be shared with the reps for this event only do tick the box on the booking form. If you do not want to share your information, please do not tick the box. This does not affect your ability to attend this, or any other training we offer
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Has an abundance of parking and an ideal position located just off the A38.
There is easy access from all major transport routes, with just 5 minutes from the M5, 20 minutes from Exeter airport and 15 minutes from the nearest train station.