As part of COPD Awareness Month, the COPD Foundation has launched the COPD Pocket Consultant Guide (PCG) app for healthcare providers. The app, designed to support the treatment and management of COPD, is now available for both iOS and Android.
Key features of the COPD PCG app include an updated therapy chart including the latest medications for COPD, inhaler instruction videos, depression and anxiety screeners, links to COPD Foundation resources and more.
Additional features, such as the Fletcher-Peto Impact of Smoking graph and lung volume reduction options, are included in the app as well as links to PRAXIS (the COPD Foundation’s online hub for healthcare providers), the Journal of the COPD Foundation and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s COPD National Action Plan.
“Despite the tremendous impact of COPD and the number of excellent available guides, guidelines and strategy documents, evidence suggests that many if not most individuals with COPD are not being optimally treated. The hope of the COPD Foundation is that the new updated app could help close and improve some of the gaps in care,” said Dr. Byron Thomashow, Chief Medical Officer of the COPD Foundation.