The impact of Smoking and COPD. Elaine Fenton Primary Care Respiratory Nurse Specialist Angus CHP Lead 12 th December 2008. Lung anatomy. COPD Includes. Chronic Bronchitis. Small airways disease. Emphysema. Chronic Asthma. Why have I got COPD? .
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Primary Care Respiratory Nurse Specialist Angus CHP Lead
12th December 2008
Breathlessness and activity cycle
Treatment for COPD is in three main parts:
IF YOU HAVE COPD,THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOURSELF IS TO STOP SMOKING
There are many types of bronchodilator drugs
As they work in different ways patients have different trials to see which ones work best for them
An inhaler allows a person to take medicine by breathing it directly into the lungs.
Different types of inhaler suit different people.
There are three kinds:
metered-dose inhaler (MDI)
dry-powder inhalers (DPI)
If a patient does not know how to use their inhaler contact the practice or pharmacist
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Of those patients who are admitted: