The Clinical Assessment – ICST

The Clinical Assessment

Step 1 of the All-Wales COPD Management and Prescribing Diagnostic focuses on the Assessment of a patient with a potential diagnosis of Asthma. Included in this Step is a symptom checklist and a summary of the key investigations, which Natalie explores further in this Tutorial.

The Clinical Assessment

Step 1 of the All-Wales COPD Management and Prescribing Diagnostic focuses on the Assessment of a patient with a potential diagnosis of Asthma. Included in this Step is a symptom checklist and a summary of the key investigations, which Natalie explores further in this Tutorial.

Confirming a diagnosis of COPD

Mark as Understood

Resources

All-Wales COPD Management and Prescribing Guideline

The National primary care COPD audit for Wales highlighted one in four patients do not have a record of post-bronchodilator spirometry consistent with the diagnosis of COPD. Furthermore, too few COPD patients undertake the greatest value non-pharmacological interventions and too many are instead put on triple therapy inappropriately. Endorsed by the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) and the Respiratory Health Implementation Group (RHIG), the All-Wales COPD Management and Prescribing guideline standardises management of patients with COPD.

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