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The Use of Rescue Medication in COPD in Self Management

Deciding when to give rescue medication to a COPD patient for them to take if their symptoms deteriorate is an important part of the management of COPD. In this article, which featured in the Summer 2016 issue of Primary Care Respiratory Update discusses the use of rescue medication, assessing patients for suitability and other key factors and top tips on the decision to prescribe and use rescue medication in COPD.

Author(s): 
Sandy Walmsley
Category: 
Clinical resource or information
PCRU
Derivation: 
PCRS Produced / Collaboration
Clinical Area: 
COPD
Inhaler devices
Listing Status: 
Current