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Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


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List of Contributors. Preface. Introduction (Laura Blackler, Christine Jones and Caroline Mooney). 1 Pathophysiology (Sunny Kaul). 2 Diagnosing COPD (William D.C. Man). 3 Symptom Management. 3.1 Pharmacological Management (Patricia Yerbury, Paul Bains and Vijay A. Selvan). 3.2 Adherence/Concordance (Caroline Mooney). 3.3 Nebulised Therapy at Home (Christine Jones). 3.4 Long-term Oxygen Therapy (Laura Blackler). 3.5 Surgical Interventions (Andrew Menzies-Gow). 4 Smoking Cessation (Sunny Kaul). 5 Pulmonary Rehabilitation (Amy Grant and Lauren Moore). 6 Quality of Life. 6.1 Fatigue Management (Tanya Navarro). 6.2 Nutrition and Healthy Eating (Richard C. Wilson). 6.3 Continence (Sue Foxley). 6.4 Sleep (Laura Blackler). 6.5 Travel and Holidays (Caroline Mooney). 6.6 Vaccinations (Caroline Mooney). 6.7 Sexuality (Christine Jones). 7 Psychological Needs and Interventions (Linda Fisher). 8 Management of COPD in the Community (Patrick White). 9 Management of Acute Exacerbations in Hospital (Jacqui Fenton). 10 Non-Invasive Ventilation (Tracey Mathieson). 11 End-of-Life Care (Fliss Murtagh, Mary Preston and Claudia Bausewein). 12 The Future for the Care and Management of Individuals with COPD (Laura Blackler, Caroline Mooney and Christine Jones). Glossary. Appendix Useful Organisations. Index.

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Laura Blackler, Practice Development Nurse, Kings College Hospital, London, UK. Christine Jones, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Kings College Hospital, London, UK. Caroline Mooney, Community Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Luton Treatment Centre, UK.


"It is a book I will be returning to and would recommend to anyone involved in the management of COPD, clinically or educationally. It will be informing my practice and I recommend it as a very useful resource." (International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, June 2010) "This is an excellent book at a reasonable price, written by very well qualified clinicians within the field and would be a very valuable resource for those caring for individuals with COPD." (Journal of Community Nursing, January 2009) "There is an excellent overview of the management of COPD in the community." (Primary Health Care, July 2008)

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