COPD Review

COPD Review

Please complete this form so that we can review your COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

Chronic = it’s a long term condition
Obstructive = your airways are narrowed
Pulmonary = it affects your lungs
Disease = it’s a medical condition

We would highly recommend reading the Lung UK website. It is full of helpful information telling you about your COPD and how to better manage it.

On submission of this form:

  • We will contact you for a review if your COPD control is poor or you have indicated you would like to speak to a clinician.
  • We will continue your current treatment if your control is good and you have indicated that you would not like to speak to a clinician.

Smoking

Smoking significantly worsens COPD and is usually the root cause. Do you smoke?
Stopping smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your COPD and to feel better.

Stop smoking – “QUIT YOUR WAY SCOTLAND”

How have you been? Some Questions

How many COPD exacerbations have you had in the past year requiring steroid tablet treatment?
Repeated courses of steroid tablets puts you at risk of Osteoporosis. Would you like to discuss additional medication to help prevent this?
How many times have you been admitted to hospital for COPD in the last year?
When do you get breathless? (MRC scale)

Inhalers and Inhaler Technique

How often do you use your RELIEVER? (blue inhaler)
If you have one, how often do you use your PREVENTER? (regular daily inhaler))
  • Inhaler technique is VERY important.
  • Taking an inhaler is not like taking a pill. An inhaler will only work well if it’s taken well.
  • Poor inhaler technique means the medicine doesn’t get to where it’s needed and can lead to your asthma giving you lots of symptoms.
Which inhaler device types do you use? Clicking will reveal a video helping your technique.
Would you like to go over your inhaler technique with a clinician?
Would you like a SPACER device? (see above) This can help if you are struggling to take your MDI inhaler properly.

COPD Exacerbation Plan

  • Even people with well controlled COPD will occasionally have an episode of worsening symptoms (also called an exacerbation).
  • It is important that everyone with COPD has an plan so that you know what to do if you have an exacerbation.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Lothian NHS COPD plan.
Would you like to have a ‘rescue pack’ of steroid and antibiotic tablets for exacerbations?

Would you like to discuss an COPD plan with a clinician?
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a treatment programme that can help you stay active if you have a lung condition. You’ll do physical exercises and get advice from professionals about managing your condition. You will also get taught breathing techniques to help manage breathlessness.
Would you like referred for Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
You have reached the end of your COPD eReview. How would you like to proceed?
This form collects your name, date of birth, email, other personal information and medical details. This is to confirm you are registered with the practice, to allow the practice team to contact you and also to update your medical records held by the practice and our partners in the NHS. Please read our privacy policy to discover how we protect and manage your submitted data.
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