COPD Screening and Management for Primary Care Pharmacists 2018
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Canada and around the world. It represents the fourth leading cause of death in Canada. COPD represents a challenge to all health professionals with respect to identification and appropriate management of the disease. These learning modules review the pathophysiology of the disease in addition to patient assessment, management and treatment strategies. Patient education principles in addition to the development of individualized action plans for treatment of exacerbations are all addressed in this continuing education lesson.
Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose. One of the expert reviewers has disclosed that they have received hororaria from a commercial entitiy and has been a participant in research sponsored by a commercial entity.