DescriptionWritten by nurses for nurses, Asthma Care in the Community emphasizes the ""back to basics"" approach, which is often forgotten in a high technology healthcare system. The book covers epidemiology, including prevalence, morbidity, and mortality; the economic and social burden of asthma; the pathology and pathophysiology of asthma; managing patients with asthma, both pharmacologically and non-pharmacologically; managing uncomplicated asthma, right through to the more complex issues surrounding acute episodes and ""difficult to manage"" situations.
1: The Epidemiology of Asthma.
2: The Respiratory System.
3: Asthma The Disease.
4: The Presentation and Diagnosis of Asthma.
5: Drug Therapy in Asthma.
6: Inhaler Devices and Nebulisers.
7: The Management of Asthma.
8: Special Situations.
9: Deteriorating Asthma.
10: Other Therapies.
11: Structure of Care.
12: The Future.
13: The Role of Nurses in the Management of Asthma.
""This book comes highly recommended … The book is clearly written, well laid out providing illustrations and examples of case studies."" (Journal of Community Nursing, Aug/Sep 2008)
""Written by a nurse for nurses…As a result, nurses in the community should find this book useful in developing their expertise."" (Primary Nursing Care, Feb 2008)