CPD modules

Diagnosis, assessment and management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2019
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module focuses on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a long-term lung disease characterised by cough, sputum production and breathlessness. It describes the diagnosis, assessment and management of COPD, and includes practical points to help patients undertake activities of daily living and improve their well-being.


Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to

Matthew Hodson, Nurse consultant, Acute COPD early response service, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.
Rebecca Sherrington, Respiratory nurse consultant, Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey.

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