Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – new self management action plans
Lung Foundation Australia has just released its updated COPD Action Plan.
Action plans are a valuable self-management tool to guide patients in recognising when their symptoms change and what action they should take at that time.
The latest version has included a ‘Feeling Sick’ section to make it easier for patients to know when to commence antibiotics or prednisolone. The three-page PDF also includes a step-by-step guide to writing a COPD Action Plan which will assist General Practitioners who are new to using them.
The plans are available as an editable PDF or in RTF to be imported in to medical software and are available here: