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The Comfort of Home for Chronic Lung Disease: A Guide for Caregivers

Meyer, Maria M., Derr, RN Paula

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ISBN 10: 0978790316 / ISBN 13: 9780978790318
Published by CareTrust Publications, 2007
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Title: The Comfort of Home for Chronic Lung Disease...

Publisher: CareTrust Publications

Publication Date: 2007

Book Condition:Good

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This book helps family members and caregivers understand the day-to-day issues confronted by people with chronic lung disease, a complex and severe condition. Here readers learn how to come to terms with the disease and which medications can successfully treat it. There's also info on arranging the home to make it comfortable and free of allergens, purchasing special equipment, traveling with oxygen, and providing adequate nutrition when weight loss is a problem. Each chapter contains special sections to help caregivers cope, including vital strategies for stress reduction and ways to avoid caregiver burnout.

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Mary Gilmartin, BSN, RRT, is a Nurse Specialist and coordinator of the COPD Clinical Research Network at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado. National Jewish Medical Center has been rated first in the nation for treatment of lung disease by U.S. News & World Report. For over 30 years she has worked with people who have severe lung disease. Her focus has been to educate both patient and family about lung disease to help them have more control over the illness.

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