COPD is a common and complex disease for both inpatient and outpatient providers. GOLD guidelines provide diagnosis and treatment recommendations for COPD and were recently updated. Join host Geoff Wall as he breaks down the salient recommendations in the 2023 GOLD guidelines.
A new severity scoring system for COPD exists – category E. Additionally, inhaled corticosteroids may play a larger role in the pharmacotherapy of COPD.
00:00 - Introductions
01:40 - Background on COPD
04:09 - The GameChanger: Severity Scoring Changes
08:23 - Connecting to Practice: Impact of Inhaler Technique
16:08 - Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids
23:23 - Closing Remarks
Geoff Wall, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, CGP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
Internal Medicine/Critical Care, UnityPoint Health
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1. Describe the new severity scoring system for COPD in the 2023 GOLD guidelines
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