COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) services in pharmacies

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) services in pharmacies

Pharmacy news

23-11-2016

Peter Waterman, Communications Specialist, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Canberra

The ability to self-manage COPD is an integral step in slowing the progress of the disease and in helping patients to enjoy a better lifestyle. It is believed that many COPD patients would benefit from the early intervention that comes from following self-management plans, and this in turn may help to prevent a future crisis, including the possible need for hospital admission. However, being able to actively engage in self-management often takes coaching and expert advice and it is here the community pharmacy can offer services and advice to help COPD patients.  Read More >