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Please use these tools for assistance treating and educating people with COPD and their families.  


NEW GOLD COPD Patient Screener
Earlier diagnosis of COPD allows aggressive smoking cessation efforts which may lead to decreased burden, improved clinical outcomes and quality of life for people with COPD.  Screening your patients is the first step to identifying patients with lung disease and addressing what steps are needed for a healthier tomorrow.  For more information, click here.
 
NEW - Clinical Guidelines Flipchart
Adapted from Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management and Prevention.

GOLD Report
The 2013 revision of the GOLD report "Global Strategy for Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of COPD," is now available on the GOLD website along with the pocket guide and the teaching slides.

Spirometry For Health Care Providers GOLD COPD guidelines advise spirometry as the standard for accurate and repeatable measurement of lung function. This 14 page guide includes information about using Spirometry in Clinical Practice, Spirogram Interpretation, and Performing Spirometry.
 

Asthma-COPD Algorithm intended to guide the diagnosis of patients with respiratory symptoms suggestive of asthma and/or COPD. 

 

COPD Action Plan - The COPD Action Plan provides patients with a roadmap for self-care. Recognizing the early signs of a flare up will make all the difference.
 

COPD Flow Sheet   Use this tool for tobacco status assessment, COPD staging, and delivery of support in patient education.
 

COPD Diagnosis and Management Checklist  confirm diagnosis, optimize health, prevent deterioration, and develop an action plan for your patients.
 

Quick Guide for Spirometry covers the basics of spirometry- what it is, why it is done, how often to use it, what equipment is needed, how to perform spirometry, interpretation of the results, and how to determine whether it is asthma or COPD.
 

 

 
 
 
 

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