Lungs, Lung Disease and Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
At the end of the session, the participant will have:
- Increased knowledge of the lungs and the disease process.
- An understanding of the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
This session may be facilitated by a respiratory nurse, physiotherapist or medical officer.
|Introduction to the disease process.|
– Chronic lung disease.
|Normal lung function and respiratory anatomy.|
Definition of COPD.
|Lung model / diagrams. Better Living with COPD (Ch 2 & 3).
Disc 2 for the Better Living with your Lung Disease DVD ‘ How Do Your Lungs Work’
|Risk factors for respiratory disease.||Smoking.|
Sedentary lifestyle and behaviour change.
|Diagram of FEV1 versus age.
Diagram of cycle of inactivity and dyspnoea.
|Diagnosis and monitoring of COPD.||Lung function and other tests.||Examples of tests.|
|Management of COPD.||Smoking cessation|
Physical activity, pulmonary rehabilitation.
|Available options to assist smoking cessation.
|Summary and discussion.||Recognition of onset of illness & action necessary|
Participation in decisions about management of condition
|Lung Foundation Australia COPD Action Plan|