Clinical Audit Questionnaire
Is the patient being assessed for COPD?
Has the patient with COPD been asked about the presence of the following factors by the respiratory nurse?
Waking at night
Was the MRC dyspnoea scale used to grade breathlessness according to the level of exertion required to elicit it?
Have patients with an MRC score of 3, 4 or 5 been offered a referral to pulmonary rehabilitation?
Has pulse oximetry been recorded to assess the need for oxygen?
Is there an up to date smoking history for the patient?
Does it include smoking pack years?
If the patient is planning to stop smoking, have they been referred to smoking cessation services?
Has the patient been given a personalized care plan which includes a self-management plan for exacerbations?