In partnership with a national faculty, the Canadian Institute for the Transfer of Knowledge (CITE) has created a best-in-class quality improvement program (QIP) for COPD management in primary care. Elements of the QIP are EMR compatible in PSS, Accuro and Med Access. The program has been accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 12 Mainpro+ Group Learning credits.
The QIP program will aim to improve management of patients with COPD. Upon completing the program, participants will be better able to:
Confirm the diagnosis of COPD using the appropriate criteria;
Recognize the presence of asthma with COPD;
Implement an effective management plan for individuals with COPD which includes smoking cessation, vaccination and education;
Prescribe appropriate pharmacotherapy based on guidelines to manage symptom burden and reduce the risk of future exacerbations.
Joshua Wald, MD, FRCPC, Chair Hamilton, ON
Walter Chow, MD
Anthony D'Urzo, MD
Tim O'Callahan, MD
Jody Woolfrey, MD
This initiative has been sponsored in part by GlaxoSmithKline through an educational grant.