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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Quick Reference Guide

Author: O'Kelly, Mark Dr.; McDonnell, Tim Prof.; Duggan, Bernard;ICGP Quality in Practice Committee

Publication Year: 2019



List of Abbreviations
Aim of Document
Definition, Epidemiology and Contributing Factors
Section 1: Diagnosis and Assessment
Section 1.1: Diagnosis
Section 1.2: Spirometry
Section 1.3: Assessment of Severity
Section 1.4: Assessment of Symptoms and Exacerbations
Section 2: Non-Pharmacological Management of COPD
Section 3: Pharmacological Therapy for COPD
Section 3.1: Inhaled Medicines for COPD
Section 3.2: Using Eosinophil Counts to Guide Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy
Section 3.3: Choosing Inhaler Devices
Section 4: Review, Assess and Adjust
Section 4.1: Deprescribing Inhaled Corticosteroids
Section 4.2: Components of Step-Down Withdrawal of Inhaled Corticosteroids
Section 5: Management of Acute Exacerbations
Section 6: Self-Management Plans
Section 7: Referrals to Secondary / Tertiary Care
Section 7.1: Multimorbidity
Section 7.2: Palliative Care
Appendix 1: Cycle of Care Investigations for COPD
Appendix 2: Medicines Management Programme (MMP)
Appendix 3: COPD Self-Management Plan


ICGP Quick Reference Guide

Format Download
Keywords clinical guidelines, general practice, COPD
Publisher Irish College of General Practitioners
Classification COPD
Alternative Title COPD QRG
Pages 28
Categories: Irish Content, ICGP Resources
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