General Practice Active Learning Module: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

May 11 2019 9:00 am - 4:20 pm

Event Details

Face to Face Training, Health Professional Conferences & Training

  • May 11 2019
  • 9:00 am - 4:20 pm
  • Parklake Hotel 481 Wyndham St, Shepparton VIC 3629, Australia
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Speakers: Dr Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician, Austin Health

Are you ready for COPD exacerbation season? COPD is the second leading cause of avoidable hospital admissions in Australia. Often under and misdiagnosed, once identified COPD poses significant long term management challenges for general practice. This Active Learning Module aims to increase the knowledge, confidence and skills of general practitioners in the diagnosis and management of COPD. Delivered in line with Lung Foundation Australia’s COPDx Guidelines, this workshop Active Learning Module will address the following learning objectives:

  • outline the impact of COPD in the Australian community
  • identify patients at risk and confirm a diagnosis of COPD
  • explain effective non-pharmacotherapy and pharmacotherapy interventions for the management of COPD
  • develop a comprehensive plan of care with a patient, including a COPD Action
  • plan for managing exacerbations
  • utilise evidence based resources to assess and manage patients with COPD

RACGP Activity No. 109989. Allocated 40 Category 1 points in QI&CPD Program for the 2017-2019 triennium