Managing exacerbations algorithm

Information paper

Early diagnosis and treatment of exacerbations may prevent hospital admission and delay disease progression.

The Managing Exacerbations Algorithm for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) provides clear step-by-step instructions for health professionals on how to implement evidence-based recommendations when a patient is experiencing respiratory symptoms and may be at risk of an exacerbation.

This tool also includes guidance on managing symptoms and when to refer to hospital.

For further information contact our Information and Support Centre on 1800 654 301.