For Patients

Lung Foundation Australia has developed a suite of evidence-based resources to help patients Have the CHAT with their doctor about COPD exacerbations so that they can recognise and manage any worsening symptoms and avoid hospitalisation.

COPD Action Plan and Steps for writing plan May 2015

COPD Action Plan

The COPD Action plan is for completion by the clinician in consultation with the patient. It helps the patient recognise when their symptoms worsen and what action they need to take to manage them.


COPD The Basics

This booklet provides information for people who have recently been diagnosed with COPD. It provides information about COPD and what to expect living with this condition.


Tips to talk to Doctor

Talking with your doctor about COPD

The information provided in this fact sheet is a useful guide for tips in talking to your healthcare provider about COPD.



C.O.P.E. – COPD Online Patient Education Program

COPD Online Patient Education Program is available freely online. It provides the educational component of a pulmonary rehabilitation program to help those living with lung disease.

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Action plan

COPD Symptoms diary

You can use this diary to track your symptoms on a daily basis. Take this table when you go to visit your doctor which will help to manage your COPD.


My COPD Checklist

This checklist is designed to get you thinking about your Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and how best to manage it.


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