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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | March 2011

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COPD: Implementing NICE guidance

COPD: Implementing NICE guidance

Pages: 4 - 14

Article topics: 2010 NICE guidelines, Assessment of prognostic factors, Best practice and guidance, Inhaled therapy, Pulmonary rehabilitation, Severity classification, Spirometry

Margaret Barnett summarises the 2004 and the new recommendations from the 2010 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Margaret Barnett RN, MSc, Dip COPD & Asthma is COPD Nurse & Specialist Team Lead, Plymouth NHS Teaching PCT

Article accepted for publication: November 2010