Category list : COPD recommendation
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The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death undertook a study to ascertain aspects of care that could be improved for patients receiving non-invasive ventilation
Spirometry is widely used to diagnose and monitor respiratory diseases, but requires specific skills and knowledge. A national register is being created which will feature all appropriately trained and/or certified practitioners
In East London, joint working between respiratory and palliative care teams ensures patients with severe COPD have access to end-of-life care.
Issues of home-based non-invasive ventilationSubscription
Non-invasive ventilation is increasingly used to manage patients with COPD at home, but the evidence base is poor and competent professionals are insufficient in number
Improving pulmonary rehabilitation servicesSubscription
Pulmonary rehabilitation is an effective therapy for patients with COPD. A national audit identified where it is offered, its value and how PR services can be improved
Practical procedures: oxygen therapySubscription
Oxygen therapy can be lifesaving but nurses must know how it works, when to use it, and how to correctly assess and evaluate a patient’s treatment