Animations

Module 1: Understanding COPD

Understanding COPD
This animation describes the causes, risk factors and common symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as how lungs with COPD function.
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Module 2: Diagnosis and Evaluation of COPD

Diagnosis and Evaluation of COPD
This animation describes the tests used to diagnose and evaluate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as well as the symptoms suggestive of COPD. The animation also describes pulse oximetry, acute exacerbations of COPD, and the importance of early diagnosis for better patient outcomes.
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Module 3: Management and Treatment of COPD

Management and Treatment of COPD
This animation explains the main types of medications used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as important lifestyle changes that can help patients better manage their COPD.
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Jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Prime Medic Inc., in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.