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Toolkit: COPD Clinical Resources

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease - GOLD

Excellent resources for strategy for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of COPD. Since 2001, the Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease has been a valuable resource for healthcare professionals. Freshly updated for 2017.

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PulmCCM

Launched in 2012 as a solution to these related problems of information overload and "journal fragmentation." The mission is simple: make your life easier by helping you stay sharp and up-to-date in pulmonary & critical care in the most efficient way.

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A Pharmacist’s Role in the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

A recent review article that summarized the guidelines in COPD and discusses how a pharmacist can impact outcomes in COPD.

A Pharmacist’s Role in the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by Amy Wu, PharmD US Pharm. 2016;41(7):42-46.

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Improving medication adherence in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review

A nice review article focusing on 7 studies that have looked at best methods to improve adherence in the COPD patient.

Bryant, Jamie, et al. "Improving medication adherence in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review." Respiratory research 14.1 (2013): 109.

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How to USE INHALERS

It has a series of videos to help educate patients about inhaler usage. In addition it also has a IOS app.

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Guidance on handheld inhalers in asthma and COPD guidelines

A review article that focuses on appropriate inhalation device selection which is as important as drug choice. This review article helps guides the healthcare professional on how to make best clinical decisions for selecting what type of inhaler for the COPD patient.

Dekhuijzen, PN Richard, et al. "Guidance on handheld inhalers in asthma and COPD guidelines." Respiratory medicine 108.5 (2014): 694-700.

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