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Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: Videos / Webinars Clinical Area: Greener Healthcare, Inhaler devices Status: Current

Dr Kat Parker - Bristol: Switching to DPIs In this case study from Dr Kat Parker, she shares her experience of how her practice in Bristol has been switching patients from Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs) to Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs) where appropriate to do so, when and how they communicated with their patients, and how positive the experience has been for all involved.

Type: Videos / Webinars Clinical Area: Health inequalities Status: Current

Part of our Digital Technology Webinar Series 2022, exploring the ethics and inequalities of digital technology

Type: Videos / Webinars Clinical Area: COPD Status: Current

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:

Type: Videos / Webinars Clinical Area: COVID-19, Health inequalities Status: Current

Part of our Digital Technology Webinar Series 2022, exploring the ethics and inequalities of digital technology  

Time to review: 30 minutes
Type: Clinical resource or information, PCRU Clinical Area: COPD, Infection Status: Current

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.

Time to review: 30 minutes
Type: Clinical resource or information, PCRU Clinical Area: Allergy Status: Current

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

Time to review: 15 minutes
Type: Videos / Webinars Clinical Area: Greener Healthcare Status: Current

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.

Time to review: 1 hour

Can Only Plan Daily - COPD is a serious disease needing the right diagnosis and treatment with the person’s need sitting front and centre. ‘All that glitters is not GOLD, nor is it even NICE’ is a consensus-based article that sets out a simple treatment pathway based on the predominant characteristics of COPD for an individual – whether symptoms or exacerbations – distilled from current guidelines.

Time to review: 1 hour
Type: PCRU Clinical Area: Asthma Status: Current

This edition of PCRU has a flavour of 'out with the old and in with the new', as it is the last one in which we will feature Noel Baxter's thoughts and reflections from the Chair. His successor, Carol Stonham, is fast off the mark though with her superb and clinically invaluable consensus article on the use of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in clinical practice.