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This interactive module will update you on the diagnosis, assessment and management of COPD
To improve your understanding of:
- The diagnosis of COPD, including the differentials
- Assessment of severity
- Treatment strategies
- Home oxygen prescribing
- Management of exacerbations
In this interactive module, you will learn as you work through real-life primary care patient scenarios. You will be assessed before starting the module and again at the end, to gauge how your knowledge has improved.
You don’t have to complete the whole module in one sitting. You can break off at any point mid-module and pick up again where you left off by pressing the Resume Module button alongside the module title in your Pulse-Learning CPD log.
Dr John O’Reilly is a consultant physician at University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, and honorary lecturer at Liverpool University. He was clinical advisor to the NICE COPD guideline update 2010 and NICE COPD quality standard, and chair of the BTS COPD specialty advisory group and RCP Map of Medicine for COPD.
This module was first published in April 2013, but was revised and updated in February 2015 by Dr John O’Reilly to incorporate new guidance, research and changes to therapy.