The Management of COPD In Primary and Secondary Care

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Dave Lynes
M&K Update Ltd, 2007 - MEDICAL - 192 pages
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COPD is preventable and treatable, yet its low profile and late presentation means that many people are not diagnosed until the disease has progressed to a moderate or severe stage, where interventions are less effective. The education of all healthcare professionals is therefore essential in improving care for this patient group. It is not simply a disease of the airways; it also has cognitive and social aspects and if care is to be optimised it needs to be approached holistically. This book addresses a wide range of issues and includes a chapter on the patientOCOs perspective, written by a patient, which gives useful insights. It merits a place in the healthcare library.Gill Hall, Chief Executive, Respiratory Education UKCONTENTS INCLUDE: Pathological processes, aetiology and natural history The patientOCOs perspectiveAssessment and diagnosisPharmacological management of chronic diseaseManaging an exacerbation in primary careManagement of respiratory failure caused by exacerbationSmoking and smoking cessationHolistic issuesDomiciliary oxygen therapyPulmonary rehabilitation"
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Pathological process aetiology and natural history
5
Chapter 3 The patients perspectice
15
Chapter 4 Assessment and diagnosis
23
Chapter 5 Pharmacological management of chronic disease
39
Chapter 6 Managing an exacerbation in primary care
69
Chapter 7 Management of respiratory failure caused by exacerbations
89
Chapter 8 Smoking and smoking cessation
117
Chapter 9 Holistic issues
137
Chapter 10 Domiciliary oxygen therapy
167
Chapter 11 Pulmonary rehabilitation
175
Untitled
189
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