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Advice re management of patient presentingwith acute asthma exacerbation.
Valid To: 23/01/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)Pathway as in Appendix 3 of the main guidelines - Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinical Guideline V4.0
Valid To: 21/02/2022
Publication Type: Mobile Guidelines
Advice on the diagnosis and management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Valid To: 21/02/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
These guidelines are intended to be used in all clinical areas of RCHT where chest drains are placed. They cover indications for chest drain insertion, technique of insertion, care for drain and drainage system and drain removal. Chest drains (ICD) are used to remove fluid or air form the pleural space. Pleural disease is common and presents frequently both to respiratory medicine clinics and as acute admissions. Serious complications of drain insertion included solid organ injury caused by mal-positioned drains, trocars and dilators. There were additional reports of guide wires lost into the pleural space intrapleural and drain site infection.In general chest drains are placed for 4 indications: trauma, pleural fluid, pneumothorax and intraoperatively.Other key words: ICD, pleural space, unilateral pleural effusion, consent, Chest drain WHO safety checklist, aseptic technqiue, aftercare, Blunt dissection, chest drain clamping, effusion, pneumothorax, chest drain bottle, chest drain su
Valid To: 19/09/2019
Publication Type: Guidelines
The purpose of this guideline is to assist in pleural procedures ensuring a prompt diagnosis and facilitating safe and effective treatment.The areas covered are: Management of a unilateral pleural effusion. Management of Primary spontaneous pneumorthorax and secondary spontaneous pneumorthorax
Valid To: 21/02/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
This guideline is to inform clinicians how and when to refer patients to the "Pleural Effusion Hotline". The pleural effusion hotline is a referral system for patients with a unilateral pleural effusion to be referred to the Respiratory Team for further assessment and management. It is intended for any adult patient with a pleural effusion requiring a therapeutic or diagnostic aspiration can be referred.
Valid To: 14/03/2020
Publication Type: Guidelines
This policy sets out an approved documented process whereby the risks associated wtih diagnostic testing procedures in Respiratory are managed
Valid To: 06/03/2022
Publication Type: Policies
Earlobe Capillary Blood Gas Sampling in Adults Clinical Guideline
Valid To: 01/06/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines
Advice on the diagnosis and management of community acquired pneumonia. Pathway process.
Valid To: 11/04/2022
Publication Type: Mobile Guidelines
Advice on the diagnosis and management of community acquired pneumonia
Valid To: 11/04/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
To provide guidance for all staff treating patients who have an indwelling pleural catheter
Valid To: 12/03/2022
Publication Type: Policies
To provide recommendations for the management of patient with pulmonoary nodules. Suggested keywords: Pulmonary Nodules, CTRelated documents: British Thoracic Society Guidelines August 2015
Valid To: 24/06/2022
Publication Type: Guidelines
Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Pathway as per Appendix 3 of the main clinical guidleines - Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Clinical Guideline V4.0
Valid To: 21/02/2022
Publication Type: Mobile Guidelines
The aim of this policy is to provide guidance for all healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of NIV and to ensure that this is done both safely and effectively.
Valid To: 25/01/2022
Publication Type: Policies
Policy for the prescription, administration and monitoring of oxygen in adults
Valid To: 30/04/2020
Publication Type: Policies
This policy sets out guidance on how spirometry should be performed to a high standard
Valid To: 01/05/2021
Publication Type: Guidelines