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IH30 Respiratory review: diagnosis and care

Course summary

This interactive workshop has been designed to help health care practitioners develop their knowledge of respiratory problems. The focus will be on identifying differential diagnoses, planning relevant care and supporting the patient in the community.

Who should attend?

Junior doctors
Nurse practitioners
Community matrons
Practice nurses
District nurses
Allied health professionals such as pharmacists and paramedics

Important notes

All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance provided.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Have developed a sound understanding of the respiratory system
  • Feel confident in assessing a respiratory patient
  • Be aware of the different symptoms and their relevance to diagnosis
  • Be able to plan care appropriately
  • Recognise the importance of managing breathlessness

Course programme

  • Impact of respiratory disease
  • Differential diagnosis - acute/chronic
  • Examination of the chest
  • Spirometry and flow volume loops
  • Introduction to chest X-ray
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Management of end stage respiratory disease /breathlessness
  • Case history and review

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