Asthma Care in the Community guides the practitioner through the patient s journey in a logical approach, from managing uncomplicated asthma, through to acute episodes and difficult to manage situations. While addressing the more intricate issues, it also emphasises the back to basics approach. Written by nurses for nurses, the book:
- Provides an overview of epidemiology, anatomy and physiology and an introduction to asthma medications.
- Follows patient experiences from initial symptoms, to diagnosis and the management and care of the condition.
- Explores the structure of care, with advice on how to improve patient care to meet local targets.
- Discusses the role of nurses in the future management of asthma care.
Health professionals are continually striving to improve their skills and knowledge. Nurses working in the community and clinicians in contact with asthma patients should find this book a useful tool in developing further their expertise.
1: The Epidemiology of Asthma.
2: The Respiratory System.
3: Asthma The Disease.
4: The Presentation and Diagnosis of Asthma.
5: Drug Therapy in Asthma.
6: Inhaler Devices and Nebulisers.
7: The Management of Asthma.
8: Special Situations.
9: Deteriorating Asthma.
10: Other Therapies.
11: Structure of Care.
12: The Future.
13: The Role of Nurses in the Management of Asthma.
"This book comes highly recommended The book is clearly written, well laid out providing illustrations and examples of case studies." (Journal of Community Nursing, Aug/Sep 2008)
"Written by a nurse for nurses As a result, nurses in the community should find this book useful in developing their expertise." (Primary Nursing Care, Feb 2008)