COPD in Primary CareAuthors: David Bellamy, Rachel Booker
The fully updated fourth edition of this practical and concise handbook shows professionals how to manage COPD in primary care successfully and with worthwhile outcomes for patients. In this book, you will find guidance, protocols, plans and tests – all appropriate to the primary care situation – that will streamline your diagnosis and management of COPD.
There have been major developments in our understanding and management of COPD over the last decade and this new edition has extensively reviewed the known literature and latest Guidelines to provide the most up to date and comprehensive picture of diagnosis, investigation and best patient care and management. The style remains readily accessible with key references and guides to further reading.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2 Pathology and pathophysiology
3 COPD as a systemic disease, co-morbidity and cause of death
4 Presentation and history
5 Spirometry and pulmonary function tests
7 Smoking cessation
9 Pulmonary rehabilitation
10 Other forms of therapy
11 Acute exacerbations and referral to hospital
12 The 2010 NICE update, GOLD 2009, The National Clinical Strategy and NICE Quality Standards
13 Organisation and training needs