This handbook provides information about COPD, from the various symptoms you may experience, to the different types of treatment and medication you may be recommended and/or prescribed.
This handbook also provides tips and advice about how to manage your condition and live a fulfilling life. The more you learn about your condition, the better equipped you will be to make healthy lifestyle changes and take ownership of your health.
Learning about COPD will equip you with the necessary information required to support you and your whānau.
The NZ COPD Guidelines have been developed by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation’s (ARFNZ) working group of respiratory health experts led by Dr Stuart Jones from Middlemore Hospital and Professor Bob Hancox from the University of Otago, with the goal of improving diagnosis, and laying out clear recommendations for assessment and management of this respiratory disease.
This self-management plan for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is to be completed by healthcare practitioners, together with their patient. These personalised action plans improve quality of life for patients and focus on recognising and treating deteriorating symptoms. Available in English, te reo Māori, Samoan, Tongan and Simplified Chinese