It’s always the greatest when mnemonics match the thing they’re relating to.
Even if it does involve a couple of extra Ps.
Inhaled Corticosteroids if FEV1>50% with 2+ exacerbations/year and a short course of systemic corticosteroids for severe exacerbations
Home Oxygen and oxygen during exacerbations to maintain SpO2 at 88-92%
Prevention with smoking cessation and immunisations against influenza and pneumococcus
Penicillin, meaning amoxycillin or the non-penicillin doxycycline for severe exacerbations
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In: eTG complete [Internet]. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited (eTG July 2018 edition); 2015 Mar.