For Health Professionals

Lung Foundation Australia has developed a suite of evidence-based resources to support health professionals in timely identification and management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) exacerbations.

Managing Exacerbation Algorithm

Managing exacerbations algorithm

This algorithm provides health professionals with clear step-by-step instructions on how to manage COPD exacerbations and identifies when to refer to hospital.

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COPD Action Plan

COPD Action Plan

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

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COPD Guidelines

The COPD-X Plan: Australia and New Zealand Guidelines for the management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This evidence-based resource for health professionals assists in the management of patients with COPD and is one of the most regularly updated COPD Guidelines in the world.

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COPD-X Concise Guide for Primary Care

COPD-X Concise Guide for Primary Care

This evidence-based resource for health professionals assists in the management of patients with COPD and is one of the most regularly updated COPD Guidelines in the world.

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Stepwise Management of Stable COPD

 

Stepwise Management of Stable COPD

Single page translation of the non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies across the disease severities. There is also a table to guide addition of therapies on the reverse side.

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COPE

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

COPD Online Patient Education (C.O.P.E.) enables patients who do not have access to a pulmonary rehabilitation program to complete the educational component from home. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an exercise and education program provided by specially trained health professionals that teaches people with lung disease the skills they need to manage their breathlessness and to stay well and out of hospital. C.O.P.E. is available for free online.

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COPD online training

Lung Foundation Australia has a comprehensive range of interactive online training programs for health professionals about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Please note a cost applies for online training.

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for all training
Managing Exacerbations
of COPD module

Posters

Print this poster and put it up in your GP practice, pharmacy or clinics.

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DL Brochure

Use this DL brochure to facilitate the conversation with your GP about COPD exacerbations.

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