June 27, 2012

2011 October – NEW Stepwise Management of Stable COPD Resource

The Australian Lung Foundation has released a new resource designed for general practitioners managing patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

Stepwise Management of Stable COPD is a one page graphic summary of evidence-based management interventions for COPD according to level of severity. Based on the COPD-X Plan: Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for the Management of COPD, this quick reference guide has been developed in response to requests from general practitioners.

Dr Kerry Hancock, Chair of the Foundation’s General Practitioners’ Advisory Group said: “Our aim in developing this resource was not to replace the COPD-X Plan, which is an important source of detailed information, but to provide a summary resource that is more compatible with the realities of daily clinical life in a busy practice.

To access this and other COPD resources for general practice, visit www.lungfoundation.com.au/professional-resources