COPD is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe and can be caused by several risk factors, such as tobacco smoking, second-hand smoke, and exposure to air pollution. People who develop COPD are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer and experiencing shortness of breath.
Pharmacists play a crucial role in the management of COPD by providing patients with the necessary medication and offering advice on lifestyle changes. They can also educate patients on the risks associated with cigarette smoke and other risk factors for COPD, as well as offer support and guidance on how to improve their quality of life. By staying up to date with the latest research and guidelines, Pharmacists can help patients with COPD achieve the best possible outcomes.
Develop a deep understanding of COPD, encompassing its pathophysiology, diagnostics, and progression for effective patient interaction and therapy management. Stay current on the latest COPD therapies, including inhalers, medications, and emerging treatments, to improve your ability to recommend and manage treatments. Navigate COPD management complexities by aligning your practice with established guidelines. Our module emphasises the importance of evidence-based approaches for quality care delivery.
Once you complete this CPD module of 10 assessment questions and achieve the minimum pass rate of 60%, you’ll be awarded a downloadable one-hour CPD Certificate approved by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, which you can print or upload to your annual CPD portfolio.
On completion of this module, you will have an improved understanding of:
NICE algorithms for the treatment of patients with COPD
Care pathways concerned with the management of patients with COPD
Grading and assessment of patients' symptoms