Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD Comprehensive

COPD is the fourth leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. With early diagnosis and treatment, at-risk patients can receive life-saving treatment. Bring your residents up-to-date with COPD Comprehensive. Written by family medicine residency directors and faculty, COPD Comprehensive is an evidence-based curriculum specifically developed for residents and practicing physicians.

Meets ACGME Competencies

COPD Comprehensive was designed to address all six ACGME competencies for residency education. The FREE curriculum includes:

Introduction to COPD Comprehensive

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Case Studies

COPD Case Study Number One(771 KB DOC)
COPD Case Study Number Two(3 page DOC)
COPD Case Study Number Three(12 page DOC)


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