It is not a tick box template – all consultations with patients should be approached holistically and tailored specifically to the patient’s needs, requirements and other co-morbidities and situations.
We have issued pragmatic guidance for the routine and crisis management of patients with asthma and COPD during the UK Covid-19 epidemic.
Can Only Plan Daily - COPD is a serious disease needing the right diagnosis and treatment with the person’s need sitting front and centre.
Very Brief Advice (VBA) is our most practical tool to trigger a quit attempt, with structured behavioural support and medical treatment being the best method of quitting and ideally these are provided by stop smoking practitioners.
ASK : ADVISE : ACT Using VBA does not depend on the person's readiness to quit and you do not need to assess it before you start Very Brief Advice or VBA is a simple and
Tobacco dependency is a long-term relapsing condition that usually starts in childhood This tobacco dependency pragmatic guide is a practical, immediately implementable, evidence-based framework to enable healthcare professionals to routinely identify smokers, encourage a quit attempt a
Asthma Guidelines in Practice – A PCRS Consensus is a practical and pragmatic guide for healthcare professionals working in primary and intermediate care. This guide was commissioned to provide clarity on aspects of diagnosis, management and monitoring of asthma that are uncertain
People living with respiratory disease require a significant amount of support, guidance and intervention to manage their condition effectively. These interventions should be delivered by clinicians with an appropriate level of expertise in this field.
In this episode we dive into the topic of breathing pattern disorder. Anna Spathis a Consultant working in Palliative Medicine is in conversation with Catherine Moffat - a specialist respiratory physiotherapist.
This episode features Dr Fiona Mosgrove, GP with special interest in respiratory medicine, in conversation with Professor Robin Taylor, consultant physician with NHS Lanarkshire. Robin has in-depth experience of difficult prognostic conversations with patients with progressive lung disease.
Viv Marsh (Asthma Nurse Specialist) is joined by Amanda Roberts (PCRS Patient Reference Group and PCRS Education Committee Patient Representative) to discuss all things Asthma Action Plans in this episode of the PCRS Podcast.
Asthma is a long-term condition characterised for the vast majority by trigger induced eosinophilic airway inflammation resulting in wheeze, breathlessness, cough, and chest tightness.