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PDUK A61 COPD: all you need to know

Course summary

In line with evidence-based guidelines, this workshop gives you more than a basic understanding of how to diagnose and treat the COPD patient.

Who should attend?

Practice Nurses
District Nurses
Community Nurses
Nurse Practitioners
Allied Health Professionals

Important notes

Includes: Course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
2 day(s) 14 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of stable and exacerbating COPD.
  • Gain full knowledge in the assessment of COPD
  • Understand the management and monitoring of COPD patients in accordance with current NICE guidelines.
  • Apply these options to meet objectives for patient care and management.

Course programme

  • COPD- the patient.
  • Epidemiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • COPD- diagnosis
  • Including spirometry use, technique and interpretation of results.
  • Management and monitoring of COPD
  • Current guidelines
  • Stable and exacerbating COPD
  • Update on the latest treatment options e.g. pulmonary rehabilitation, long-term O2 therapy and medications.

  • A practical demonstration of spirometry use will be provided and participants can bring their own spirometer for individual advice on their particular make of machine.