COPD

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

Articles

COPD One-Page Primer.DFCM Open

Tse B, D’Urzo T. COPD One-Page Primer.DFCM Open. 2014. Available at https://dfcmopen.com.  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.

COPD Clinical Findings

The Calgary Guide to Understanding Disease. COPD: Clinical Findings. Published Jan 7, 2013. Available at: http://calgaryguide.ucalgary.ca/

COPD Findings on Investigations

The Calgary Guide to Understanding Disease. COPD: Findings on Investigations. Published Jan 7, 2013. Available at: http://calgaryguide.ucalgary.ca/

Asthma Devices Clinical Card 2014

Chadha N, Keegan DA. Asthma Devices. Canadian Family Medicine Clinical Card. 2013. Available at: https://sites.google.com/site/sharcfm/

Asthma and COPD Medication Table

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

Cough. Family and Community Medicine Clerkship Core Curriculum Module

Young S, Mardimae A.  Cough.  Family and Community Medicine Clerkship Core Curriculum Module.  University of Toronto.  March 2018.