Simplifying Medicines & Other Management Strategies for COPD

Simplifying Medicines & Other Management Strategies for COPD
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Overview

During 2014 there were six new medicines released onto the market for COPD and two new inhaler devices. In 2015 more medicines for COPD are anticipated. A new evidence-based Concise Guide for Primary Care on the diagnosis and management of COPD was also launched.

This workshop will:

  • Provide an overview of the medicines available for COPD on the PBS including categories of medicines,
  • Explain recommendations for the introduction of medicines as the disease progresses,
  • Facilitate hands-on opportunities for participants to try the new inhaler devices and explore suitability of inhalers for different patient groups,
  • Introduce a simple way to support correct inhaler technique,
  • Demonstrate how to build recommendations from the COPD-X Guidelines into everyday practice,
  • Clarify the role of the nurse in COPD management, and
  • Present case studies for discussion.

Cost: $15 inc GST / APNA Members FREE

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