Establishment of COPD outreach services in 12 acute hospitals
Formulating and testing the national acute COPD admission management bundle
Development of an education programme for spirometry in conjunction with the Irish Association of Respiratory Physiologists and development of Spirometry Model of Care
Development of a Model of Care for pulmonary rehabilitation programmes (currently being updated) and resource manual for those delivering and patients attending such service."
Supported the establishment of COPD Support Ireland as a resource for patients.
Clinical Guidelines for COPD submitted to National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) and National Clinical Guidelines are now in development
Adoption of National Self-Management Plan for those attending GPs only
Adoption of Respiratory Passport for those attending hospitals
Piloted Outreach Spirometry Clinics and Outreach COPD clinics
Development of Resources (in addition to above)
Designed and provides implementation support, in conjunction with the National Clinical Programme for Asthma, for the Respiratory Integrated Care services which are being rolled out in seven CHO areas and are linked to 15 acute hospitals. The purpose of the service is to improve the diagnosis and management of COPD and asthma in the community
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Material for Participants & Service Providers
Spirometry as the Gold standard
COPD Acute Management Admission Bundle
Educational material for patients (hosted on www.COPD.ie)