Are you involved in caring for people with asthma within your practice?
If so, this practical manual will give you all the relevant information you need to know for a high-quality, efficient asthma management service, including:
*How to run a successful, evidence-based service, using the key BTS/SIGN guidelines
*All the medical, nursing and social background you need for daily practice - with references for further reading
Practical, short, patient information sections at the end of each chapter to help you explain difficult topics in lay terms
*Tips for successful patient teaching
*Best-practice ways to get your patients to quit smoking
*Protocols for patient assessment
*Over 30 Vital Points highlighted throughout the text, for quick reference
*Essential facts for coping with any asthma emergency
This book contains the essential information you need if you are part of the community asthma care team, whether you are a practice nurse, specialist nurse, GP, community pharmacist or physiotherapist.
Written by two experts in the field, Vital Asthma will be an invaluable companion, allowing you to approach situations within your practice with confidence. And it fits in your pocket, containing all the information in 96 printed pages!
Sue Cross is Associate Director of Primary Care Nursing for Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire NHS Trust. She also runs an asthma and allergy clinic in general practice in Bedfordshire. Dave Burns RGN, Cert Ed, RNT, BA (Hons) is National Training Manager at the Respiratory Education and Training Centre and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health at Edge Hill, Ormskirk. He qualified as a nurse in 1980 and has been teaching since 1989.