Pneumonia

NICE guideline

COVID-19 rapid guideline: pneumonia in adults

2020-04-27T00:11:00+01:00By

The purpose of this guideline is to ensure the best treatment for adults with suspected or confirmed pneumonia in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NICE guideline

COVID-19 rapid guideline: cystic fibrosis

2020-04-21T14:26:00+01:00By

The purpose of this Guidelines summary is to maximise the safety of patients with cystic fibrosis and make the best use of NHS resources, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to match capacity to patient needs if services become limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NICE guideline

COVID-19 rapid guideline: community-based care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

2020-04-17T17:02:00+01:00By

The purpose of this summary is to maximise the safety of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to make the best use of NHS resources. For more detailed information, please refer to the full guideline.

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NICE guideline

COVID-19 rapid guideline: severe asthma

2020-04-17T13:39:00+01:00By

The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of adults and children with severe asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

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Independent professional body guideline

Managing malnutrition in COPD

2020-03-09T09:00:00+00:00By ACPRC, ARNS, BAPEN, BDA, British Lung Foundation, Education for Health, NNNG, PCRS, RCGP, RCN

Advice on the risk of malnutrition in patients with COPD and managing nutrition appropriately; includes a pathway on oral nutritional supplements.

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NICE guideline

NICE asthma guideline: diagnosis and monitoring

2020-02-20T11:15:00+00:00By

A concise summary on the initial assessment, diagnosis, and monitoring of asthma in adults, young people, and children. Includes assessment algorithms.

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NICE guideline

NICE asthma guideline: chronic asthma management

2020-02-20T09:40:00+00:00

A practical summary of NICE recommendations on managing chronic asthma in children, young people, and adults, including three management algorithms.

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NICE guideline

NICE antibiotics for COPD exacerbations guideline

2019-10-14T11:02:00+01:00By

This concise summary covers what to be aware of when considering antimicrobials for an acute exacerbation of COPD to avoid unnecessary prescribing.

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Feature article

Spirometry—it’s meaningless if incorrect!

2019-05-21T09:49:00+01:00By Chris Loveridge

With 15 years of expertise in spirometry, Chris Loveridge answers your questions about spirometry and emphasises the need to take a clinical history.

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Feature article

Device selection in children and adults

2019-04-23T07:19:00+01:00By Jane Scullion

Jane Scullion provides some simple and practical advice on optimal inhaler device selection for adults and children.

Educational resources

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Working party guideline/algorithm

Inhaler choice guideline

By Development group: Usmani Capstick Chowhan and Scullion

A useful and informative algorithm for choosing an appropriate inhaler device for the treatment of adults with asthma or COPD.