In this webinar, PCRS leads Carol Stonham, Darush Attar-Zadeh and Dr Steve Holmes will explore, through a series of case histories shared by members, how we can challenge the old negative perceptions of COPD and show how lives can be transformed with the right advice with:
Part of our Digital Technology Webinar Series 2022, exploring the ethics and inequalities of digital technology
Historically, clinical decision rules have been used to guide antibiotic prescribing for patients presenting with signs and symptoms that indicate possible RTIs or infectious exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (IE-COPD). Use of point of care testing (POCT) for C-reactive protein (CRP) addresses clinical uncertainty to support not prescribing antibiotics in appropriate low-risk patients. This approach has been shown to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and is therefore an important tool in ensuring antibiotics are used appropriately.
Our intention is for the upper airways to be considered in tandem with the lower airways to avoid misdiagnosis and undermanagement. Implications for diagnosis and treatment are discussed and an algorithm offered. Both the original document and this summary have been produced as a consensus document based on a working group comprising PCRS members
Dr Steve Holmes - Somerset: A Whole Practice Approach to Greener Healthcare This case study from Dr Steve Holmes provides an overview of the changes he and his colleagues have made over the past twenty years in order to improve not just the practice they run and how it operates, but also play its part in helping to maintain and improve the wider community that it is based in.
Listen to our Asthma Myths Podcast Frances explains how some people with asthma view their symptoms as an unavoidable p
Listen to our Asthma Myths Podcast Katherine explains the importance of basic asthma care and shares h
Listen to our Asthma Myths Podcast Darush explains how HCPs can educate and empower patients to optimize their asthm