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Activity description

106640 - Accessing Specialist Respiratory Services for COPD patients in Primary Healthcare

PulmonX Australia Pty Ltd

This audit aims to support Australian GPs in a systematic approach to improve access to specialist respiratory services for COPD patients diagnosed with moderate to severe disease severity.

Relevance to General Practice

COPD represents an important public health challenge nationally, affecting approximately 10.8% of Australians. However, COPD disease prevalence and severity can often be underestimated.
This audit aims to support Australian GPs in a systematic approach to improve access to specialist respiratory services for COPD patients diagnosed with moderate to severe disease severity.
Simplifying the pathway to specialist services increases patient safety and care of both existing and future COPD patients.

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify COPD patients and determine disease severity/category
  2. Recognise action plan relevant to COPD disease severity/category
  3. Implement a systems-based approach ensuring ongoing patient safety and welfare of moderate to severe COPD patients by referring to specialist referral services

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • A significantly ill patient is identified and managed appropriately

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Adherence to relevant codes and standards of ethical and professional behaviour

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Relevant data is clearly documented, securely stored and appropriately shared for quality improvement

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
  • Rural health
  • Adult health
  • Care of older people
  • Men's health
  • Women's health

Partnering organisations

n/a

Activity sponsor

n/a
QI activity

Session summary

Date

Friday 14 Jul 2017 5:56pm - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 12:00am

This activity is readily available at any time

Location

primaryhealthcare@pulmonx.com.au

Delivery

Face to face

Hours

10

Attendees

All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs

For more information contact...

Cayla Selby
T: 03 8587 7161
E: primaryhealthcare@pulmonx.com.au