D1.3 GP practice nurse/ nurse practitioner/ respiratory educator/ respiratory nurse

Specific aspects of care provided by these health professionals in COPD may include:

  • respiratory assessment, including spirometry and pulse oximetry;
  • implementation of, or referral for, interventions such as smoking cessation, sputum clearance strategies, oxygen therapy;
  • skills training with inhalation devices;
  • education to promote better self-management (eg, medi­cations and response to worsening of symptoms);
  • organisation of multidisciplinary case conferences and participation in care-plan development; and
  • assessment of the home environment.