Tips from our featured course
COPD Course Purpose
The purpose of Improving Outcomes in COPD Management is to educate case managers about COPD so that they may be aware of early warning signs and empowered to intervene and support the efforts of other transdisciplinary team members.
[COPD Course Purpose, Welcome page]
COPD- Reactive vs. Ongoing Care
Current primary care patterns for COPD focus on reactive care for acute exacerbations, often neglecting ongoing COPD management to the detriment of patient experience and outcomes.
Proactive diagnosis and ongoing multi-factorial COPD management can:
- Significantly improve a patient's health-related quality of life
- Reduce exacerbations and their consequences
- Alleviate the functional, utilization, and financial burden of COPD
CMs are on the critical pathway to make these changes. Successful diagnosis and treatment of patients with COPD involves holistic care and a transdisciplinary team approach.
[COPD, Module E, CM Role]
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