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Health care associated infections (HCAIs)

Last updated on Friday, April 20, 2018

HCAIs are infections acquired as a result of healthcare interventions. Infections caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) and Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have previously been considered to be the most common, however great results have been achieved in red...

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Tag:   HCAI (1)     MRSA (3)     cDiff (2)     c.difficile (1)     lungs (4)     skin (8)     blood poisoning (1)    

Asthma

Last updated on Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The Paediatric Respiratory Nurse Specialist (Asthma and Allergy) supports and educates children and families with asthma and allergy by acting as a link between the child’s hospital, school and primary care. A nurse led Asthma clinic is held every Monday and an Allergy clinic is on Thursday. The...

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Tag:   asthma (1)     breathing (5)     lungs (4)     adolescent (1)     child (11)     children (13)     support (22)     clinic (21)     respiratory (5)     oxygen (9)    

Who can attend?

Last updated on Thursday, January 31, 2019

To attend Pulmonary Rehabilitation, patients must fulfill the following criteria: Have a respiratory diagnosis such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Bronchiectasis or Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). Find themselves limited by breathlessness (e.g. climbing stairs or walking up...

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Tag:   pulmonary (1)     Pulmonary Rehabilitation (5)     lungs (4)     oxygen (9)     air (2)     COPD (6)     Interstitial (2)    

What is Tuberculosis (TB)?

Last updated on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB primarily affects the lungs, but it can also affect any other organ or part of the body. There are two types of TB. Active TB and Latent TB. A person with ACTIVE TB will: Feel ill...

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Tag:   Tuberculosis (5)     TB (5)     immune (1)     chest (5)     weakness (1)     fatigue (1)     cough (3)     fever (1)     x-ray (12)    

Daycase Surgery

Last updated on Monday, November 30, 2020

It’s very important that you play an active role in your recovery while following the advice and guidance of your clinical team. Depending on what surgery you are having, complete recovery may take many weeks. Don’t worry if some days go better than others, as this is normal. The following steps...

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Inpatient surgery

Last updated on Monday, November 30, 2020

It’s very important that you play an active role in your recovery while following the advice and guidance of your clinical team. Depending on what surgery you are having, complete recovery may take many weeks. Don’t worry if some days go better than others, as this is normal. The following steps...

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What will i learn at the PR sessions?

Last updated on Saturday, February 24, 2018

The education part of the programme is very important. It will help you to understand how to manage your condition so that you can live a more active and fulfilling life. The talks are given by physiotherapists, nurses, dieticians and other members of staff linked to the NHS.  The topics covered...

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Tag:   Anatomy (1)     Physiology (1)     Sputum (1)     Respiratory (1)     lung (10)     lung disease (3)     respiratory (5)     exercise (3)     class (1)