The Wessex AHSN is working to support the spread of FeNO testing and to improve the pathways for people with suspected and confirmed asthma. They have compiled a range of support tools which are available through their website.
The Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology (ARTP) have now updated their advice on how to reduce the risk of spreading viral respiratory infections when performing aerosol-generating procedures (AEGs) such as spirometry in primary care settings.
The one-minute sit to stand test (1-MSTST) has become the test of choice during the pandemic for measuring exercise capacity, both at in-person and virtual appointments due to the inability to conduct robust six minute or incremental / endurance shuttle walk tests (6MWT/ ISWT/ ESWT).
Can Only Plan Daily - COPD is a serious disease needing the right diagnosis and treatment with the person’s need sitting front and centre.
This 'Get Winter Wrapped' issue focuses on the twin challenges of winter pressures and coping with COVID-19.
Dr Steve Holmes and Jane Scullion discuss the challenges of diagnosing COPD in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic. How can we best pick up those patients who have developed COPD, should we be using spirometry? Grab a coffee, put your feet up and listen in.
This edition of PCRU features guest editor Nicola Strandring-Brown, a primary care nurse working in South Yorkshire and PCRS Committee Member.
Originally presented at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2021 Gillian Austin presents on "What is Disordered Breathing and How Do You Deal with It?"
Originally presented at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2021 Dominika Froehlich-Jeziorek presents on "Conducting Virtual Respiratory Reviews in Primary Care and Community"
Originally presented at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2021 Dr Stephen Gaduzo presents on "How to Spot Interstitial Lung Disease - And What to Do When You Suspect ILD"
Originally presented at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2021 Jon Bennett and Ren Lawlor present on "Acute Presentation of Respiratory Symptoms in Adults"
In this article produced for Practice Nurse, author, PCRS Chair, Carol Stonham, describes FeNO testing and its role in diagnosing respiratory disease. She discusses the advantages and limitations of this test.
Originally presented at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2020 Dr Glenis Scadding presents One airway: if they're wheezing, are they sneezing too?
Originally presented at the PCRS Respiratory Conference 2020 Frances Barrett presents on "How to assess the acutely breathless patient - making sure we don't miss anything"