Part 2 - COPD

Programme

 

Time Information
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
The diagnosis and management of COPD in primary care – what’s new

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
Using spirometry to screen for COPD

Should we screen for COPD or should we focus on correctly diagnosing those we have on our registers?  What is the Lower Limit of normal (LLN) and how does this impact on the diagnosis of COPD especially in the older patient? An interactive thought provoking session.
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
Smoking cessation – the latest strategies

Tobacco dependency is a long-term relapsing condition that usually starts in childhood and is a major driver of health inequality experienced by people who can least afford to smoke.

Learn how to:
  • Deliver very brief advice (VBA) which can take as little as 30 seconds.
  • Diagnose Tobacco Dependency
  • Understand the different medicines available
1:10 PM - 2:10 PM
Lunch

2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
Inhaler technique for patients with COPD

Several studies show that health care professionals may only demonstrate correct inhaler technique to patients around 10% of the time. This hands-on practical session will demonstrate the 7 steps to good inhaler technique of some of the most commonly used inhaler devices in COPD.

www.rightbreathe.com will help aid clinician decisions.
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
COPD: Making it Personal (Sponsored by Chiesi)

The following topics will be covered in this session: 
  • COPD guidance update
  • Management
  • Treatable traits
  • Triple therapy in the treatment of COPD
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