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COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Subject categories: General Health and Social Care, Nursing and Health Care

Course overview

This course has been developed to promote an understanding of COPD which will give staff the knowledge required to support the individuals they are working with to manage their COPD.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips
This course has been developed and mapped to:
NICE Guidelines on COPD
And the following QCF unit:
Contribute to Monitoring the Health of Individuals affected by Health Conditions

Course content

What is COPD?
Types of COPD
Basic anatomy in relation to COPD
The function of the lungs
Triggers for exacerbations
Methods used to diagnose
Treatments available
Management and self-management options

Learning outcomes

State what COPD means
Name types of COPD
Identify basic anatomy in relation to COPD
State the function of the lungs
Identify statistics
List COPD symptoms
List triggers for exacerbations
State methods of diagnosis
List treatments available
Identify management and self-management option


3 hours

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