Comprehensive Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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B C Decker, 2002 - Medical - 372 pages
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Description Comprehensive Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease has been written to help physicians and health professionals improve their skills in managing COPD patients. It has only been recently recognized that it is a team that best carries out the medical management of COPD patients, and that the team's most important member is the patient. In addition to presenting highly pertinent scientific information, Comprehensive Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease incorporates sound principles of management; interdisciplinary perspective, team work and methodology for imparting medical and pharmaceutical knowledge to patients, as well as new skills to help patients retain or regain a higher status of physical fitness, emotional and psychological health. Each chapter has been written by a multidisciplinary team composed of experts from the front lines of patient care provision and coordination. Chapters are organized into sections: Chapter Outline; Objective and What Physicians and Healthcare Professionals Can Expect to Learn; Introduction; Chapter Main Content; When to Refer; In Summary; Case Study; Key Points to Remember; Suggested Readings; and References. Comprehensive Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease combines features of a medical text - symptoms, signs, drugs and doses - with practical details concerning smoking cessation, inhalation therapy, and rehabilitation through exercise. Topics such as psychosocial, spiritual and sexual function are examined and patient involvement in the care process is emphasized. Key Features Includes a dual-platform mini-CD-ROM with the complete text and illustrations, in fully searchable PDF files The goal of this text is to reach a wide audience of health profession als with a variety of different backgrounds: nurses, physical therapis ts, inhalation therapists. The content reflects good practice and vali d research, outlining what is required by

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