ResMed has published an online repository containing educational materials on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for healthcare professionals and patients.

The resource explains what COPD is, provides tips for patients living with it, and highlights the latest research and leading treatments — including non-invasive ventilation and oxygen therapy, both of which have seen dramatic improvements in recent years.

Patients and healthcare providers can also sign up for alerts when new research or treatment options come out.

COPD is one of the leading causes of death, and the number of cases is projected to increase by more than 30% over the next decade, according to ResMed Respiratory Care President Richie McHale.