About the Primary Care Respiratory Toolkit
The Lung Foundation’s Primary Care Respiratory Toolkit supports the promotion of lung health as well as the early diagnosis and best practice treatment of lung disease. Evidence shows that Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is under-recognised, under-diagnosed and under-managed. The Primary Care Respiratory Toolkit has been developed to redress this.
|Use the Lung Health Checklist, a simple one minute questionnaire to identify those people who are at risk of lung disease, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. For those who are identified at risk based on the Lung Health Checklist, a simple lung function screening test using a COPD screening device can identify those who would benefit from full diagnostic testing. These two tools will help you identify those within your practice who would benefit from diagnostic testing for COPD using spirometry.|
|Spirometry is essential for confirming diagnosis of COPD. The Spirometry Calculator provides useful tools for understanding and interpreting spirometry results. Please note: the spirometry tools used in the Respiratory Toolkit are based on Australian data|
|The Lung Age Estimator has been developed to support clinicians to motivate current smokers to quit, by providing a graphic illustration of estimated lung age.|
|Once COPD is Confirmed by spirometry, the COPD-X Aid will guide the primary care practitioner in Optimising function, Preventing deterioration by Developing a management plan, and managing eXacerbations.|