• Define COPD and patient populations for which COPD screening is appropriate
  • Recognize how to make a diagnosis of COPD in the office setting
  • Create a treatment plan for the long-term management and acute exacerbations for the patient with COPD
  • Counsel a patient on medications used in the treatment of COPD
  • Counsel patients on the role of smoking cessation in the treatment of COPD (see Smoking Cessation objectives)

Core Resources

COPD Clinical Card.pdf

Englert S, Elliott M, Keegan DA. COPD. Canadian Family Medicine Clinical Card. 2015. Available at:

COPD One-Page Primer.DFCM Open

Tse B, D’Urzo T. COPD One-Page Primer.DFCM Open. 2014. Available at  Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND

CTS position statement-Pharmacotherapy in patients with COPD-An Update

Bourbeau J, Bhutani M, Hernandez P, et al. CTS position statement: Pharmacotherapy in patients with COPD—An update. Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. 2017;1(4):222-241. doi: 10.1080/24745332.2017.1395588.

Asthma and COPD Medication Table

The Lung Association. Respiratory Medications.  Medications Currently Available in Ontario. April 5. 2018.  Electronic most-updated version can be accessed on

Cough. Family and Community Medicine Clerkship Core Curriculum Module

The Lung Association. Respiratory Medications. Medications Currently Available in Ontario. October 23, 2017. Electronic most-updated version can be accessed on: