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COPD and asthma medication reviews

  • Released: 03/2017
  • Reviewed: 11/2019
  • Study time: 11h:0m
  • Standard price: £250.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This study day supports you to conduct medication reviews with patients who have asthma and COPD and take action to reduce disease burden, improve quality of life and reduce risk of hospital admission.


Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this study day you should be able to:

  • locate national guidance around asthma and COPD and describe how these are relevant to practice and impact on patients
  • apply practised techniques to conduct patient-centred consultations with people with asthma and COPD
  • identify red flags, and when to refer, for patients with asthma and COPD
  • demonstrate long-term management and planning for patients with asthma and COPD to have a beneficial impact on patient outcomes
  • create a personalised action plan to apply learning to the workplace.

How to use this programme

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees