At the end of the session, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the use, effects and side effects of common medications.
- Demonstrate the most efficacious use of respiratory medication devices.
- Understand the use of medications in the management and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This session may be facilitated by a respiratory nurse, pharmacist or physiotherapist.
|Introduction.||General medication advice.|
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.
– How they work.
– Side effects.
|Better Living with COPD (Ch 7).
Examples of medications.
|Use of equipment and cleaning.||Inhalers.|
|Better Living with COPD (Ch 8).
Examples of devices.
Pharmaceutical device information brochures.
|Summary and discussion.||Problem solving for compliance and side effects.|
Discussion of specific medication concerns.
|Examples of a dosette box.
Medication list and instructions.