2020 GOLD REPORTS is an evidence based strategy document for COPD diagnosis, management, and prevention, with citations from scientific literature. Access Course/Data
The new NICE guidelines published for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16’s: diagnosis and management published in July 2019. NICE has also produced antimicrobial guidelines for acute exacerbation of COPD and a visual summary covering non- pharmacological management and use of inhaled therapies. Access Course/Data
NICE guideline on asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management. The guidelines includes recommendations on initial clinical assessment, diagnosing asthma in young children, objective tests for diagnosing asthma, pharmacological treatment, adherence, self-management and decreasing treatment and monitoring asthma control. Access Course/Data
NICE guideline on Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis covers diagnosing and managing IPF in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve the quality of life for people with IPF by helping healthcare professionals to diagnose the condition and provide effective symptom management. The guideline includes recommendations on diagnosis, information and support to provide, prognosis, management and review and follow up Access Course/Data
British Thoracic Society provides guidelines on Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Bronchiolitis in Children, COPD, Emergency Oxygen, Home Oxygen, Long Term Macrolide Use, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, NIV, NTM, Pneumonia Adults, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Nodules, smoking Cessation, TB and Cough. Also includes Quality Standards. Access Course/Data
BTS guidelines for Home Oxygen Use in Adults. This guideline provides detailed evidence-based guidance for the use of home oxygen for patients out of hospital. The evidence comes mainly from patients with oxygen with COPD but does include a variety of long term respiratory illnesses and other groups in which oxygen is currently used. Access Course/Data
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland provide a free interactive e-learning resource which provides basic knowledge of common respiratory conditions. The aim is to improve patient care by increasing the knowledge and skills of any member of health and social care staff working with people living with respiratory conditions.
There are 4 individual modules and a short multiple choice test which on successful completion allows a certificate to be downloaded for evidence of learning. Access Course/Data