THE DAY OF SPIROMETRY BVP-SBP Dr Galdermans ZNA Middelheim Hospital Antwerp OCTOBER 15, 2008 4ème JOURNEE DE LA SPIROMETRIE 4de DAG VAN DE SPIROMETRIE 31 march 2004 16 november 2005 9 may 2007 15 october 2008 WHY A DAY OF THE SPIROMETRY ? COPD • Prevalence in Belgium 4-7% • 4th cause of death worldwide • Only major cause of death still increasing (+ 163% between 1965 and 1998 vs. - 64% for stroke) WHY A DAY OF THE SPIROMETRY ? COPD and ASTHMA • COPD: unknown terminology (“rokerslong” or “poumon du fumeur”) • Increasing prevalence of obstructive pulmonary diseases • >50% of all patients not diagnosed AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ORGANIZATION INITIATIVE • www.bvp-sbp.org • Society of individual members working in the field of pneumology • >500 members • Information: tel.: 02.5181818 ORGANIZATION PARTNERSHIP Belgian Primary Care Respiratory Group (BPCRG) • 5360 Tour Pasteur , 53 avenue Emmanuel Mounier, 1200 Bruxelles. • Tel. 02 7645344, fax. 02 7645327 • www.bpcrg.org • [email protected] (secretary) ORGANIZATION PARTNERSHIP F.A.R.E.S . • Fondation contre les Affections Respiratoires et pour l'Education à la Santé asbl • Vlaamse Vereniging voor Respiratoire Gezondheidszorg en Tuberculosebestrijding • www.fares.be or 02512.29.36 • www.vrgt.be or 02512.54.55 • Chair: Prof. J.P. Van Vooren • Chair: Prof. M. Decramer Organization • President BKKL-GBPP • Dr. Georges De Bilderling • Cliniques UCL de Mont-Godinne • Société Scientifique de Médecine Générale (SSMG) Rue de Suisse, 8 1060 Bruxelles www.ssmg.be • Domus Medica vzw Sint-Hubertusstraat 58 2600 Berchem www.domusmedica.be ORGANIZATION SPONSORS ORGANIZATION SPONSORS GOALS • Promote use of spirometry • Easy, painless and reliable • Cfr. stethoscope, thermometer, blood pressure – promote spirometry in primary care (PRICAROS program) – partnership general practitioner – pneumologist • Increase awareness COPD - asthma • Detect patients at early stage • Support smoking cessation AGENDA September 23, 2008 • • • • Press conference Start registration campaign www.spirometrie.be on line Posters & leaflets: GP’s, pneumologists, paediatrics, pharmacists, hospitals… October 15, 2008 : Spirometry day • Day of the Spirometry: free spirometry – GP’s – Pneumologists – Paediatrics POSTER & LEAFLETS HOW TO PARTICIPATE ? USE OF QUESTIONNAIRE TO TARGET PEOPLE WITH COPD • Do you cough several times most days ? • Do you bring up phlegms or mucus most days ? • Do you get short of breath more easily than others your age ? • Are you older than 40 years ? • Are you a current smoker or an ex-smoker ? • Do you experience a wheezing breath? Maximise detection on Day of Spirometry HOW TO PARTICIPATE ? USE OF QUESTIONNAIRE TO TARGET PEOPLE - CHILDREN WITH ASTHMA • Is there asthma in your family? • Do you suffer from eczema? • Shortness of breath during exercise (with coughing of wheezing)? • Allergy? • Shortness of breath during the night? • Wheezing or coughing during the day or night? Maximise detection on Day of Spirometry HOW TO PARTICIPATE ? < 3 times yes • No spirometry advised • If further doubts visit GP ≥ 3 times yes • Spirometry recommended • Doubt? visit GP • Make an appointment www.spirometrie.be INTERNET www.spirometrie.be INSCRIPTION Questionnaire List of participating pneumologists and GP’s and paediatrics Appointment INFORMATION INTERNET (www.copd.be/ www.asthma.com) www.spirometrie.be PARTICIPATING • > 60 centres over Belgium • On volunteer basis • Screening ≥ 2000 patients Importance of questionnaire • People who don’t have the possibility to have a spirometry the 15 th of October can contact there GP OCTOBER 15, 2008 • Appointments October, 15 th between 9 AM and 12 AM and between 2 PM and 4 PM • Short questionnaire and spirometry: 10 to 15 min • Results handed over to the patients • Patients with airflow obstruction must see their doctor to start treatment • No new appointments will be made on the Day of the Spirometry AFTER OCTOBER 15, 2008 Spirometry Airflow Obstruction GP • GP in charge of diagnosis, treatment and follow-up • Important ! Spirometry does NOT detect lung cancer and other smoking related diseases • Smokers must QUIT smoking, even if they have no clear airflow obstruction !!!!!