This is the definitive quick-reference manual for all health professionals caring for people with COPD. Armed with this clear and easy-to-read handbook, you can treat patients with speed and confidence. It will give you all the information you need to run a high-quality, efficient COPD management service.
Rachel Booker RGN DN(Cert) HV is COPD Module Leader for the National Respiratory Training Centre, Warwick. She is a member of the British Thoracic Society COPD Consortium and works as a respiratory nurse in primary care.
Introduction Chapter 1 COPD: Definition and impact Chapter 2 Presentation, diagnosis and disease severity Chapter 3 Stopping smoking Chapter 4 How to manage COPD - drug therapy Chapter 5 Pulmonary rehabilitation Chapter 6 Oxygen therapy Chapter 7 Living with COPD Chapter 8 Exacerbations Chapter 9 Managing the end of life in COPD Chapter 10 Structuring care in general practice Glossary Useful addresses and contacts