Shortness of Breath,
Edition 6 A Guide to Better Living and Breathing
By Andrew L. Ries, MD, MPH, Patricia J. Bullock, RRT, RCP MSc, SRN, RCNT, William D. Larsen, MBA, CMA, Trina M. Limberg, BS, RRT, RCP, Roseann Myers, RN, BSN, Toni Pfister, MS, Dawn E. Sassi-Dambron, RN, MSN and Jamie B. Sheldon, PT

Publication Date: 17 Aug 2000
Shortness of Breathis a user-friendly patient handbook for those suffering from chronic lung disease. The authors successfully present a large amount of complex information in a manner that the average reader can understand. It gives invaluable information on dealing with the psychological as well as the physical impacts of lung disease including suggestions for exercise programmes, relaxation tips, travel precautions, diet, etc. Clever cartoons are used to illustrate key points and many topics are addressed in a question and answer format. A well-written book which conveys that the quality of life does not have to be severely hampered by lung disease.

Key Features

  • Affordable for patients
  • Small and easy for patients to carry round
  • Contains the latest information
  • About the author
    By Andrew L. Ries, MD, MPH; Patricia J. Bullock, RRT, RCP MSc, SRN, RCNT, Clinical Specialist, Stoma Care, Hillingdon Health Authority, Hillingdon, UK; William D. Larsen, MBA, CMA, Medical Assistant Program Coordinator, National American University; Trina M. Limberg, BS, RRT, RCP; Roseann Myers, RN, BSN; Toni Pfister, MS; Dawn E. Sassi-Dambron, RN, MSN and Jamie B. Sheldon, PT, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
    Table of Contents
    What are Shortness of Breath and Other Breathing Problems All About? The Lungs: How They Are
    Put Together and How They Work. COPD: What Does That Mean? Understanding Your Medications.
    Oxygen and Aerosols: What They Can Do For You? The Art of Better Breathing and Coughing. Day
    In, Day Out: Your Daily Activities. Cleaning Out Your Tubes: Bronchial Hygiene. Exercise to Better
    Health. Letting Go: Relaxation Techniques. You Are What You Eat. You Dont Have to Be Grounded.
    Smoking, Smog, and Other Bad Stuff. The Psychology of Better Breathing. When to Call Your Doctor
    and What to Do in an Emergency. Getting It All Together. You Dont Have to Do It Alone: Pulmonary
    Rehabilitation. Resources: Where to Go For Information. A Look to the Future.
    Book details
    ISBN: 9780323010641
    Page Count: 152
    Retail Price : £15.99
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