News and practice for COPD nurse specialists
Telehealth can exploit modern technology to allow patients to manage their conditions at home, reducing the need for primary care and hospital visits
A care bundle for patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease enabled nurses to improve the care pathway and reduce readmissions
More than one million children in the UK have asthma. Those who use spacers with their inhalers have a better chance of getting an effective drug dose
Patients with COPD often learn to cope with or “accommodate” their symptoms, which presents a challenge for nurses in terms of assessment and treatment.
People at risk of COPD exacerbations should be given self-management plans to encourage them to respond to increased symptoms - but do patients use them?
New research warns health professionals that patients with COPD are more likely to die from bronchiectasis.
Nurses are being urged to encourage patients to recycle their inhalers.
Women smokers are far more likely to be killed by their habit today than they were in the 1960s, a major study has found.
A new treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has been launched in the UK.
Taking antibiotics can help patients with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Spanish researchers have found.
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