Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease provides an insight into this debilitative condition. The book aims to develop nurses' and allied health professionals' knowledge and skills in caring for individuals with COPD. It takes the reader on a journey from diagnosis through to end-of-life care and examines:
- Initial diagnosis and symptom management
- Smoking cessation
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- The management of acute episodes
- The role of each member of the multi-disciplinary team
- Quality of life, including nutrition, fatigue management and leisure activities
- The future for the care and management of people with the condition.
Healthcare professionals from multi-disciplinary teams have contributed to this book to demonstrate that a co-ordinated approach for these patients is required across both primary and secondary care. Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can be utilised by nurses and allied health professionals caring for patients at all stages of their disease.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
FACTS AND FIGURES
RISK OF DEVELOPING COPD
NEBULISED THERAPY AT HOME
LONG TERM OXYGEN THERAPY
QUALITY OF LIFE
NUTRITION AND HEALTHY EATING
TRAVEL AND HOLIDAYS
PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS AND INTERVENTIONS
MANAGEMENT OF COPD IN THE COMMUNITY
MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE EXACERBATIONS IN HOSPITAL
END OF LIFE CARE
THE FUTURE FOR THE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH COPD
CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
Christine Jones, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Kings College Hospital, London, UK.
Caroline Mooney, Community Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Luton Treatment Centre, UK.
"This is an excellent book at a reasonable price, written by very well qualified clinicians within the field and would be a very valuable resource for those caring for individuals with COPD." (Journal of Community Nursing, January 2009)
"There is an excellent overview of the management of COPD in the community." (Primary Health Care, July 2008)