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COPD in Primary Care

  • Buy nowFourth Edition
    ISBN: 9781859592250

Dr David Bellamy and Rachel Booker

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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.

New chapters and important updates included in this new edition: 

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Table of Contents:
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Pathology and pathophysiology
Part 3 COPD as a systemic disease, co-morbidity and cause of death
Part 4 Presentation and history
Part 5 Spirometry and pulmonary function tests
Part 6 Assessment
Part 7 Smoking cessation
Part 8 Pharmacotherapy
Part 9 Pulmonary rehabilitation
Part 10 Other forms of therapy
Part 11 Acute exacerbations and referral to hospital
Part 12 The 2010 NICE update, GOLD 2009, The National Clinical Strategy and NICE Quality Standards
Part 13 Organisation and training needs

'This is a much needed, very practical book, clearly laid out with a main points section at the start of each chapter and references at the end of the chapter. A useful addition to the practice bookshelf.'
Practical Nursing  

'This book continues to represent excellent value and a good starting point for any doctor or nurse interested in learning more about the essentials of managing COPD.'
Extract from a review on COPD website  

'This book, which has been endorsed by the Australian Lung Foundation and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, is a goldmine of practical information on the management of a condition that is increasing in incidence and prevalence in our community. I thoroughly recommend it to all medical practitioners who manage chronic lung disease, especially those who are engaged in comprehensive care from the consultation room, through the hospital ward, to the community setting.'
Medicine Today, about the Australian edition

About the Authors:
Dr David Bellamy is a former GP with special respiratory interest. A trainer for Education for Health, he writes and lectures on respiratory topics and is a member of PCRS-UK, BTS and ERS.

Rachel Booker is a former respiratory specialist nurse with extensive experience of nursing in primary care and medical education. She is a recipient of the Queen's Nursing Institute, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother's award for outstanding service and is an honorary master of the Open University. An independent medical writer and editor, she has published extensively, and is author of Vital COPD and Vital Lung Function.

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