Managing COPD – includes a COPD action plan (PDF) – 6 pages. Explains how to manage your COPD and treat your symptoms. Talks about how to avoid flare-ups and what to do if you get flare-up. Includes a COPD action plan, a form your doctor fills out to give you personalized instructions. This action plan tells you how to change your treatment depending on your symptoms, and when to get help.