Workshop date: 02/06/2020 09:30 No 1 Lowes Lane Business Park, Lowes Lane (off Walton Road), Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9RBThis Introduction to COPD workshop is designed for healthcare professionals who see patients with respiratory problems and would benefit from an overview of the diagnosis and management of COPD – one of the most costly diseases for acute care in the NHS today, and an area where UK mortality rates remain considerably higher than the European average.Informal lectures, interactive discussions and facilitated sessions led by expert practising clinicians will outline the condition and the complexities and basic management of COPD, as well as the underpinning strategies and guidelines e.g. the recent COPD Clinical Outcomes strategy, NICE and other international guidelines.This workshop will give you confidence in your ability to diagnose and manage this debilitating condition, as well as enabling you to identify your further learning requirements in this area.You will learn to:Understand what COPD is and when to suspect itRecognise the importance of history investigations when making a diagnosisBe aware of the range of treatment options, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological for people with COPDUnderstand the impact of COPD on the individual and to address this issueOur courses are removed from the website at least two days before the start date, so that students have all necessary information for their studies when they begin. Many of our courses fill quickly and are removed once all places are sold so we advise early booking to avoid disappointment.Course DetailsAssessment Method: No assessment – informal lectures and interactive sessionsStudy Method: Interactive Study DayDuration: One dayAccrediting Institution: Royal College of GPs