Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care / Edition 1

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care / Edition 1

by Margaret Barnett
     
 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic disease, which encompasses chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic asthma. It is a disease that is predominately caused by smoking and unfortunately is on the increase. Although it is one of the most common diseases seen in primary care, until fairly recently has received very little

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Overview

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic disease, which encompasses chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic asthma. It is a disease that is predominately caused by smoking and unfortunately is on the increase. Although it is one of the most common diseases seen in primary care, until fairly recently has received very little recognition.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease in Primary Care is the first book of its kind to provide health professionals with practical advice and coping strategies for patients and their carers to help enhance their quality of life living with COPD.

Incorporating NICE COPD guidelines it provides practical guidance and information on the following key points:

  • Assessment
  • Accurate diagnosis
  • Managing patients effectively to control their symptoms, particularly breathlessness.

COPD management not only involves medical intervention but also involves caring for the patient from a holistic perspective, which is well illustrated in this book.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease in Primary Care is an essential resource guide for all health professionals caring for patients with COPD. This one book provides all the relevant information required for patients with this condition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470019849
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/22/2006
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr Rupert Jones.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations.

1 The Background to COPD.

2 Presentation of COPD.

3 Diagnosis and Patient Assessment.

4 Investigations to Diagnose COPD.

5 Nonpharmacological Management of Patients with COPD.

6 Pharmacological Management of Patients with Stable COPD.

7 Management of Acute Exacerbations of COPD.

8 Other Treatments in the Management of COPD.

9 COPD and Its Effects on Activities of Living.

10 Palliative Care in Patients with COPD.

11 Specialist Support within Primary Care for Patients with COPD.

Glossary.

References.

Useful addresses.

Index.

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