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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 …

Nandini’s symptoms

Nandini is a seven-year-old girl who comes to the clinic with an intermittent dry cough and noisy breathing, which she has had for two months. Apart from these symptoms, her …

Case study part 4

Two years ago, Mr Rahman went to a doctor who told him that smoking was the main cause for his symptoms and advised him to quit smoking as the first …

Supported self-management for asthma

There is a strong evidence base to suggest that self-management supported by regular review with a healthcare professional improves asthma control, reduces exacerbations and hospital admissions, and can improve quality …

Case study part 1

Mr Rahman, 45 years of age, visits your practice for the first time from a nearby village. He complains that he has been suffering from a cough, occasional sputum production, …

Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Psychological Support

3. Improvement of Functional Capacity, and Quality of Life 3.1 Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) This is an integral part of COPD management. Among various benefits, PR increases exercise capacity, improves health-related …

Top tips for improving care

In this final week, we want you to consolidate your learning and begin to explore how you can translate what you’ve learned to your practice environment. We encourage you to …

Further resources

You might find the following further resources useful related to palliative care: Palliative care in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a review for clinicians IPCRG Desktop Helper – Palliative care for …

Top tips on pulmonary rehabilitation (PR)

The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) has some excellent resources which cover pulmonary rehabilitation. You might also find the following resources useful: Exercising together is fun! This is an …

Introduction

This week, we will work with a case study of a 45 year old man, Mr Rahman, who is experiencing a cough and shortness of breath. Does he have Chronic …

Introduction

This week, we will work with a case study of a young girl, Nandini, who has respiratory symptoms. Does she have asthma or another respiratory condition? In this second week …

Introduction

Welcome to the first week of the course. We are excited to be starting this journey with you. During this first week you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself …

How to use a peak flow meter at home

Asthma is a variable condition, so the aim of doing peak flows at home is to see if the peak flow varies from morning to evening (diurnal variation), or from …