Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is increasing rapidlyworldwide and it's predicted that by 2020 it will represent thethird leading cause of death. Sadly, this slow-progressingdebilitating disease not only affects the individual but also hasconsequences for the family. More positively, the urgent need toimprove the care offered and to raise the public profile of thecondition has now been recognised. Healthcare providers play acentral role in this, through health education, early diagnosis andbetter management through all stages of the disease.

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease providesan insight into this debilitative condition. The book aims todevelop nurses' and allied health professionals' knowledge andskills in caring for individuals with COPD. It takes the reader ona journey from diagnosis through to end-of-life care andexamines:

  • 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 andleisure activities
  • The future for the care and management of people with thecondition.

Healthcare professionals from multi-disciplinary teams havecontributed to this book to demonstrate that a co-ordinatedapproach for these patients is required across both primary andsecondary care. Managing Chronic Obstructive PulmonaryDisease can be utilised by nurses and allied healthprofessionals caring for patients at all stages of theirdisease.

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Laura Blackler, Christine Jones and Caroline Mooney.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is increasingrapidly worldwide and it's predicted that by 2020 it will representthe third leading cause of death. Sadly, this slow-progressingdebilitating disease not only affects the individual but also hasconsequences for the family. More positively, the urgent need toimprove the care offered and to raise the public profile of thecondition has now been recognised. Healthcare providers play acentral role in this, through health education, early diagnosis andbetter management through all stages of the disease.

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease provides aninsight into this debilitative condition. The book aims to developnurses' and allied health professionals' knowledge and skills incaring for individuals with COPD. It takes the reader on a journeyfrom 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-disciplinaryteam
· Quality of life, including nutrition, fatiguemanagement and leisure activities
· The future for the care and management of people withthe condition.

Healthcare professionals from multi-disciplinary teams havecontributed to this book to demonstrate that a co-ordinatedapproach for these patients is required across both primary andsecondary care. Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease canbe utilised by nurses and allied health professionals caring forpatients at all stages of their disease.

About the Author:

Laura Blackler, Practice Development Nurse, Kings CollegeHospital, London, UK.

Christine Jones, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, KingsCollege Hospital, London, UK.

Caroline Mooney, Community Respiratory Nurse Specialist,Luton Treatment Centre, UK.

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