This Appropriate Care Guide (ACG) outlines the overall recommendations to managing stable COPD. With a particular focus on inhalers, it highlights the stepwise approach to selecting appropriate inhalers.
Download the PDF below to access the full ACG.
|1.||Check smoking status and offer smoking cessation counselling at every opportunity.|
|2.||Use LAMA when response to short-acting bronchodilators is inadequate.|
|3.||Offer LAMA+LABA in patients with persistent symptoms and exacerbations.|
|4.||Use ICS with LAMA+LABA only when there are further exacerbations despite LAMA+LABA therapy.|
|5.||Switch patients on ICS without exacerbations in the past year to LAMA or LAMA+LABA.|