With 15 years of expertise in spirometry, Chris Loveridge answers your questions about spirometry and emphasises the need to take a clinical history.
Commissioned by GlaxoSmithKline
This Guidelines for Nurses handbook provides summaries of the key guidelines for the management of COPD.
Jane Scullion provides some simple and practical advice on optimal inhaler device selection for adults and children.
Jane Scullion looks at the increasing complexity of the multitude of MDI and DPI devices that are available and the therapeutic options they offer.
Summary of NICE’s 2018 guideline on the management of COPD. Includes management of complications, and a useful treatment algorithm for inhaled therapy.
A clear and concise summary of GOLD’s 2019 strategy on COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention. Includes COPD assessment and treatment algorithms.
This CPD activity consists of five multiple-choice questions designed to test your knowledge on malnutrition in patients with COPD.
Advice on the risk of malnutrition in patients with COPD and managing nutrition appropriately; includes a pathway on oral nutritional supplements.
A useful and informative algorithm for choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD
Source: UK Inhaler Group (www.respiratoryfutures.org.uk/media/69775/ukig-inhaler-standards-january-2017.pdf). Hosted with permission. December 2016 (planned review date December 2018)
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