COPDF has introduced a new, online, open-access journal that includes original research articles, basic and clinical review articles, perspectives/short communications, practice guidelines, and more. Two articles from the latest issue are available for download below.
The COPDF Pocket Consultant Guide (PCG) for the Diagnosis and Management of COPD assists the practicing clinician managing the diagnosis and treatment of COPD patients. The Guide helps to identify patients for whom spirometry should be performed, to determine how patients should be classified based on spirometry, and to decide what additional assessments should be performed and when and how these diagnostic evaluations should influence therapy.
This community is an open forum for users to submit their questions and comments about the PCG. Healthcare professionals are encouraged to register. Registration is secured and will be reviewed before access is granted. By registering, you will gain access to the community discussions designed for physicians and healthcare professionals to securely interact with one another. Conversations from this site will drive future updates of the PCG. See more.
The PCG is available in multiple formats including pocket cards, an iPhone app, posters, and more. Visit the PCG website.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases:
Journal of The COPD Foundation
The JCOPDF is a new, free, online, open-access journal for pulmonologists, internists, primary care physicians, geriatricians, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare providers who regularly treat respiratory diseases and conditions. Led by editor-in-chief James Crapo, MD, and a world-renowned international editorial board, the JCOPDF features original clinical and basic research articles, reviews, perspectives and practical guidelines. Articles will be published online rapidly following peer review and editorial acceptance.
Lung Health Professional Magazine
Lung Health Professional (LHP) is COPDF's free magazine for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, and other allied healthcare professionals. LHP is available online at www.lunghealthprofessional.org.
COPDF materials are provided as educational resources only and should not be considered as offering medical advice. This information should not be used as a substitute for the exercise or receipt of a physician's independent professional judgment in providing advice, diagnosis, or treatment for any medical or health condition.
COPD 101 Videos
This 5-part series provides education and awareness for people affected by COPD, including patients, their families, and caregivers. The videos also serve as a resource for healthcare professionals to convey education and understanding of COPD. View now.
More COPD videos available here.
COPDF's educational materials provide awareness for patients, families, and caregivers. Download the materials below.
Printed materials are available free for patients, caregivers, and family members through the COPD Information Line at 866-316-COPD (2673).
Medical affiliates and healthcare professionals may order bulk printed materials through the online catalogue available here (restrictions apply).
Visit the COPDF website to access additional educational material free of charge.
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