The following checklist is a useful tool to use when you develop a management plan with your health care team. Later modules will provide more detail about all of the important steps that might be included in your management plan.
C: Confirm Diagnosis
By now your doctor will have informed you that you have COPD.
To confirm your diagnosis and to assess the severity of your COPD it is important that you have a breathing test performed (called spirometry). You should also have your spirometry checked regularly to monitor the progress of your COPD.
You may have this done at the GP’s or specialist clinic, in a lung function laboratory or with another member of your health care team.
- I have had a Spirometry breathing test