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The Consult - COPD

Join our next session of The Consult where we discuss managing COPD in General Practice. Through a variety of clinical cases, our GP medical educator, Dr Simon Morgan, will present best practice tips on assessment and management of patients with COPD.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a major public health issue in Australia, affecting a significant portion of the population, particularly those over 40 years of age. With COPD being the 5th leading cause of death and the 2nd leading cause of avoidable hospital admissions, This webinar will help you to stay up to date with the latest clinical practice guidelines and provide practical insights for managing COPD in the Australian context.

 

Webinar Highlights

  • Understanding COPD: Gain insights into the epidemiology and impact of COPD in Australia, including prevalence rates, risk factors, and demographic considerations.

  • Diagnosis and Severity Assessment: Learn to accurately diagnose COPD using spirometry and classify its severity based on the latest GOLD guidelines. Understand the importance of identifying undiagnosed cases and reducing avoidable hospital admissions.

  • Pharmacological Management: Explore evidence-based pharmacological treatments, including the use of bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroids, and combination therapies. Tailor treatment plans to individual patient needs and disease severity.

  • Inhaler Technique and Adherence: Address common barriers and implement strategies to enhance treatment efficacy including proper inhaler technique & improving adherence to treatment regimes.

  • Lifestyle Support: Provide comprehensive lifestyle support, including smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation, and nutritional counseling. Learn how to manage comorbid conditions and promote overall health and well-being.

  • Managing Exacerbations: Understand the early signs of COPD exacerbations and appropriate intervention strategies. Learn criteria for hospitalization and outpatient management techniques to reduce exacerbation frequency and severity.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is ideal for General Practitioners, registrars, and healthcare providers involved in the management of COPD patients. It is especially beneficial for those looking to update their clinical practice based on the latest guidelines and improve patient outcomes. This session is designed to give you a punchy update delivered over 30 minutes with 15 minutes live Q and A. Additional resources will be provided for self-directed learning.

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This course is formally accredited with the RACGP and ACRRM. 

RACGP Accreditation ID - 918780
ACRRM Accreditation ID - 33947


Course Educators
Dr Simon Morgan MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Simon Morgan MBBS, FRACGP

Simon is a GP based in Newcastle, NSW, and a senior medical educator with Medcast. He also has medical education roles with the RACGP and GPSA. Over the past th...

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Live Webinar

Wednesday 31 July 2024

31/07/2024 1:00 pm (Sydney time)

Australia/Sydney

Duration: 1 hour

1 hour CPD - Educational Activity

Educational Activities: 1 hours

Areas Of Interest: Chronic diseases, Diagnostic, General Practice

Audience

Medical Practitioners

Price $75.00 AUD (incl. GST)

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