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125859 - Step Up: Exacerbation Prevention in COPD

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This educational program provides an update on strategies to reduce the risk of exacerbations in patients with moderate to severe COPD.

Relevance to General Practice

Dispensing data suggest potential issues with the quality use of medicines for airways disease. A national cross sectional survey of 91 Australian GPs participating in the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program provided data for 2589 patients (288 asthma; 135 COPD). GPs classified COPD as mild for 42.9%. Most patients with COPD (60.9%) were prescribed combination ICS therapy and 36.7% were prescribed triple therapy. There were substantial differences between guideline-based and GP- recorded assessment and prescription for asthma and COPD.

Learning outcomes
  • Examine the clinical evidence behind pharmacological strategies for the reduction of exacerbation risk in patients with moderate to severe COPD
  • Determine appropriate pharmacological strategies to reduce the risk of exacerbations in patients with moderate to severe COPD
  • Create a patient recall system to reassess the management of moderate to severe COPD patients who are at risk of exacerbations
  • Delivery
    Title
    125859 - Step Up: Exacerbation Prevention in COPD
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    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1.5 hours
    Start Date
    21-Aug-2019
    CPD
    1.5 hours
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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