Category list : British Lung Foundation
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Air pollution is clearly linked to peaks in admissions to hospitals and visits to primary care for certain respiratory conditions, according to a new study by UK researchers.
A new “taskforce for lung health”, comprising 25 representatives from the respiratory sector, is calling for evidence to identify what needs to change in the prevention and diagnosis of lung disease.
Hospital trusts must take note of evidence showing that lung disease is “almost unique” high seasonal variation, with a rise in admissions coinciding with cold weather episodes.
A lack of access to specialist nurses is an important factor contributing to a crisis in care for patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD), according to a charity report.
Nurses urged to help find undiagnosed COPD cases Subscription
Specialist nurses working in primary care are being encouraged to promote a campaign urging patients not to “ignore breathlessness”, as part of efforts to raise awareness of lung disease.
Are you worried about your respiratory patients in hot weather? British Lung Foundation’s Vicky Barber provides guidance on what nurses and people living with a lung condition need to consider.
More specialist lung cancer nurses are required in England, as part of a series of measures, if survival rates are to match those in other parts of Europe, according to a group of experts.
Respiratory nurses are integral to the care and support of those affected by lung disease. They coordinate care and can provide essential patient support from initial diagnosis to end of life - yet their role often remains unsung.
Providing new hope for people with mesotheliomaSubscription
How do provide care and guidance to patients who have no chance of a cure, and who are statistically likely to have little more than months to live?
According to a study conducted by the Royal College of Physicians, every year second-hand smoke results in more than 165,000 new episodes of disease among children, 300,000 primary care consultations, 9,500 hospital admissions and around 40 sudden infant deaths.