Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • $60.00 incl. GST for PSNZ members
  • $180.00 incl. GST for non-members

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15% of Kiwis over 45 have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)and most cases of COPD are linked to smoking. Pharmacists have the expertise to help patients manage their chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and avenues for smoking cessation. A good understanding of the disease state, updated knowledge of therapies, and current guidelines are all necessary to maximise the effects of therapy.

About this learning module;

This interactive learning module is composed of 3 topics on COPD, 7 knowledge check questions that are designed specifically for Pharmacists and will test your knowledge of COPD.

Once you complete the module - and achieve the minimum pass rate of 80% - you'll be able to download your Certificate of achievement, which you can print or upload to your recertification requirement.

This learning activity has been accredited by PSNZ Education (Professional Development and Training) for 3 hours of professional learning and is suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s records for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

This learning can be used for your annual recertification requirements -

Presented By:

Adele Harrex BPharm, PGDipClinPharm, PGCertPharmPres

Adele Harrex is a practicing clinical pharmacist working at Tauranga hospital. She has 18 years' experience in hospital pharmacy, a completed her Pharmacist Prescriber qualification in 2017 in the area of COPD management. She now predominantly works in the Emergency Department but still frequently encounters patients with COPD on a regular basis due to the high prevalence if this disease.

Adele’s interests include deprescribing, respiratory medicine and the contribution to pathways and resources that simplify life for our colleagues. She plays an active role in the multi-disciplinary team and encourages junior pharmacists to insert themselves into the wider team as the medicine experts, teach colleagues and contribute to patient centred care.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognise common symptoms and the chronic nature of COPD faced by patients in multiple settings
  • Discuss the basic pathophysiology of COPD and how spirometry can be useful for diagnosis
  • Explain the different treatments currently available in New Zealand and how they fit into recognised National Respiratory Guidelines
  • Outline how you would advise patients on their treatment to optimise their health outcomes, using the principles of patient-centred care
  • Formulate advice for patients about non-pharmacological management of COPD
  • Recognise treatments used for exacerbations of COPD and end-stage management of the condition

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