Presenter Nursing CPD Institute
This session provides an overview of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), including risk factors, investigations, diagnosis and treatment options.
Nurses often care for clients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is characterised by persistent respiratory symptoms and chronic airflow limitation and is associated with exacerbations and comorbidities.
The Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study found a COPD prevalence of 7.5% in people aged >40 years in six cities in Australia. The COPD-X Australian and New Zealand guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: 2017 update provides the foundation for this session.