The Clinical Takeaway: Management of COPD exacerbations

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In this episode:

 
– Treat exacerbations early, use antibiotics if you suspect an infection, add prednisolone to shorten the duration of exacerbation
– Preventing exacerbations, regular exercise, vaccinations… Flu, pneumococcal, SARS COV 2
– Medications: inhaled LAMA or/and LABA. Better in combination, add ICS if there is co-existing asthma or to reduce exacerbations in patients on LAMA + LABA
– For those recently hospitalised for COPD exacerbation, ensure you send to a cardiologist for full cardiac workup to exclude heart failure, ischaemia and arrhythmia

 

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

Total time: 27 mins

 

Guest: Dr Christopher Worsnop, Respiratory & Sleep Physician, Austin Hospital, Melbourne; Fellow, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians; Fellow, The American College of Chest Physicians

 
 

This educational activity was developed by Healthed at the request of Astrazeneca Respiratory

 
 
 

 

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