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180636 - Who really has COPD

  • : Online

This webinar aims to provide an overview of COPD screening devices and how they are used, who should be referred on for spirometry, and how to interpret spirometry results.

Relevance to General Practice

COPD is a common chronic condition in Australia with a peak prevalence expect to occur by 2020 and is recognised as one of the leading causes of potentially preventable hospital admissions. 1 in 7 people aged over 40 years have COPD and half of the people experiencing symptoms currently don't have a diagnosis. Under-diagnosis and mis-diagnosis of COPD is an ongoing issue and results in patients not receiving treatment early in the course of the disease or receiving inappropriate treatment. This course provides guidance on identifying those at higher risk of COPD and confirming a diagnosis with spirometry.

Learning outcomes
  • Implement a COPD risk assessment using a standard checklist
  • Recognise the value of using a COPD screening device to identify those at higher risk of COPD
  • Explain the role of spirometry to confirm a diagnosis of COPD
  • Describe the elements of a valid diagnostic spirometry test
  • Explain and interpret spirometry results
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • The results of investigations are interpreted in the context of the patient

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Other
    Partnering organisations

    Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

    Activity sponsor

    Murray PHN

    180636 - Who really has COPD
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    1 hour
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