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COPD: monitoring and exacerbations

COPD: monitoring and exacerbations

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Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

October 30, 2018

Updated

November 1, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Philip Ind discusses COPD monitoring, the importance of exacerbations and their management in primary care in part 2 of a series. Part 1 of this series dealt with COPD pathogenesis and diagnosis. This part focuses on COPD monitoring, the significance of exacerbations of the condition, and exacerbation management and prevention.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, you will be better able to:
  • Undertake monitoring of COPD
  • Reflect on the importance of exacerbations
  • Conduct appropriate examinations and investigations
  • Manage exacerbations
  • Take measures to prevent further exacerbations
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Philip W Ind
    Consultant physician
    Imperial College Healthcare Trust at Hammersmith Hospital
    London
    UK

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.

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