The COPD Alliance provides access to the following COPD resources for clinicians and their patients, many of which are free and available for download:COPD Population ScreenerTM
This validated COPD screening tool uses five questions to determine a patient’s risk for COPD and the potential need for spirometry testing. The screener is available in English and Spanish.
Tobacco Dependence Treatment ToolKit
Help your patients stop smoking with the updated Tobacco Dependence Treatment ToolKit from the American College of Chest Physicians. This user-friendly, interactive collection of tools will help you implement a proven approach to treating tobacco dependence. Online features include instruments for patient assessment, a video presentation on helping your patients, and multiple search options.
The Gold Guidelines provide comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines for COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention.
Patient Education Demonstration Videos
How to perform spirometry in the office setting
This 5-minute instructional video shows patients and coaches how to perform a spirometry test.
How to properly use and maitain your nebulizer
This 4 minute video offers patients tips on the proper use and maintenance of their nebulizer
Becoming COPD Prepared: A Four-STEP Approach
Download the following slides to inform and educate colleagues on becoming COPD Prepared through the COPD Alliance's 4-STEP approach for the recognition, diagnosis, and management of COPD.
Download individual slide sets based on the STEP approach:
T - Test and diagnose using spirometry. Download slides on the role and proper use of spirometry to confirm diagnosis and determine disease progression.
E - Educate your patients about COPD. Download slides on the important role informed patients can play in managing their disease.
P - Provide care and support. Download slides to better understand the options that clinicians have to provide care for their patients with COPD.
A Breath of Fresh Air: Living With COPD
Living With COPD is a "virtual flip chart" created by expert clinicians from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The flip chart includes content to support the counseling of patients diagnosed with COPD or at risk for the disease. Flip chart materials, including handouts, can be downloaded for use on a computer or tablet. The flip chart was supported by a grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The Changing Face of COPD
A public service announcement (PSA) illustrates how the face of COPD is changing and how primary care clinicians can help uncover the disease by asking the right questions.
NHLBI Provider Pocket Card
An easy to use pocket card for providers with key facts about COPD