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Week 4 reflection

Congratulations on completing this week’s learning material. Before you move on, we suggest you take a minute to reflect on what you have learned this week. The following questions correspond …

Week 3 reflection

Congratulations on completing this week’s learning material. Before you move on, we suggest you take a minute to reflect on what you have learned this week. The following questions correspond …

Week 2 reflection

Congratulations on completing this week’s learning material. Before you move on, we suggest you take a minute to reflect on what you have learned this week. The following questions correspond …

Good quality primary respiratory care

Chronic Respiratory diseases are most often diagnosed, treated and managed in primary or community care settings. In this podcast Siân Williams explores what is needed to deliver good quality primary …

Peak flow meter demonstration

A peak flow meter is an aerosol generating procedure (AGP) and performing should be avoided in healthcare settings when there is a risk of cross-contamination e.g. during the COVID pandemic, …

Course introduction

Aziz Sheikh from the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh introduces the course and provides an overview of the topics covered.

Recording peak flow meter readings

Peak flow variability features in many patients with asthma, and there are many ways to calculate it. Some calculations can be complicated for the clinical setting, e.g. the amplitude percentage …

Palliative care in low-resource settings

Approaches to palliative and end of life care vary across different countries. Often services are less developed in low-resource settings. In this video, we hear from clinicians about different approaches …

Nandini asthma review

After three months, Nandini attends the clinic for her asthma review. She was prescribed with an inhaled corticosteroid and short-acting bronchodilator. However, her condition has not improved, particularly at night. …

Rhinitis: Key facts

Rhinitis is a common respiratory related condition which involves the inflammation of the mucous membrane in the nose and in some cases the sinuses (rhino-sinusitis). Symptoms include: A runny or …

Further resources

You may find the following additional resources useful: Readings Causes of noisy breathing What do parents of wheezy children understand by “wheeze”? What is an allergy test? Videos What does …

The global impact of respiratory disease

The Global Impact of Respiratory Disease (2nd Edition) This report helps us to understand and explain the growing burden of respiratory disease from a global perspective. There has been a …

Case study part 2

Mr Rahman has some degree of breathlessness which goes away with rest, but he often remains afraid of impending severe breathlessness while working. He has smoked 10-15 cigarettes daily for …