South African Thoracic Society

CPD Module Category: The Basics of COPD

The Basics of COPD Module 4: Acute Exacerbations of COPD

The Basics of COPD Module 4: Acute Exacerbations of COPD Acute exacerbations of COPD, or ‘Lung Attacks”, are critical clinical events for COPD patients. We review its definition, classification, management at primary care, management in hospital including high care and ICU.

The Basics of COPD Module 1: What is COPD?

The Basics of COPD Module 1: What is COPD? We revisit current thinking about the basics of COPD with up to date references. Module 1 entitled “What is COPD?” shares the current definition, aetiology, risk factors, common comorbidities, pathophysiology and how to support patient management adherence.