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Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Overview, epidemiology, causes and costs; 2. Why work in respiratory nursing?; 3. Anatomy and physiology; 4. Respiratory assessment; 5. Respiratory investigations; 6. Acute respiratory distress syndrome; 7. Asthma and allergies; 8. Bronchiectasis; 9. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; 10. Cystic fibrosis; 11. Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease (Interstitial lung disease ); 12. Lung cancer and mesothelioma; 13. Obstructive sleep apnoea; 14. Oxygen therapy; 15. Pharmacology and nurse prescribing; 16. Pleural effusion; 17. Pneumonia; 18. Pneumothorax; 19. Pulmonary embolus; 20. Pulmonary hypertension; 21. Respiratory failure (NIPPV); 22. Tuberculosis; 23. Palliative care; 24. Pulmonary rehabilitation; 25. Public health; 26. Sex, sexuality and breathlessness; 27. Multidisciplinary team and specific respiratory nursing roles; 28. Flying, altitude and diving

About the Author

Terry RobinsonTerry has been the Specialist Respiratory Nurse for the past 8 years at Harrogate. Previously she has worked as a COPD Nurse Advisor, and as a Practice Nurse specialising in chronic disease management. Most of her time is spent with patients with obstructive lung diseases, such as asthma and COPD, offering direct patient care and in educating other health professionals to diagnose and manage their patients. She is very interested in research, has undertaken qualitative research looking at the needs of patients and their family who have respiratory disease, and has presented the findings of the research at international and national conferences. She has a first class honours degree in Respiratory Health, and will shortly complete a Masters degree in Respiratory Management. Jane ScullionJane is a Respiratory Nurse Consultant working with patients with chronic respiratory diseases across the interface of primary and secondary care. She is also an Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at the Aberdeen University department of General Practice and Primary Care, and Honorary senior Lecturer at De Montfort University Leicester.


This handbook is well laid out and ideal for the student, generalist and new specialist looking after respiratory patients in primary and secondary care Nursing Standard

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