Respiratory  |  COPD Pathway - Moderate COPD




Respiratory

COPD Pathway - Moderate COPD

Symptoms:

  • Chronic symptoms
  • Daily activities affected
  • Increasing breathlessness when walking on the level
  • More frequent exacerbations

 
Management:

  • Management as for mild COPD
  • Exclude complications, co-morbidities
  • Consider ECG testing, pulse oximetry
  • Regular formal review, inhaler technique, management plan update.
  • Recommend Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
  • Medications:
    • Regular bronchodilator treatment +/- short acting bronchodilator as needed
    • Consider inhaled corticosteroids if frequent exacerbations (≥ 2 / year)


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Last updated : Friday, August 21, 2015
Next review date : Saturday, August 20,2016


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