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COPD

Last updated on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term for a group of lung conditions (for example, chronic bronchitis and emphysema) and can lead to damaged, 'obstructed', airways. The symptoms are usually a combination of: Increased breathlessness, especially when moving around Persistent c...

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Tag:   COPD (6)     PR (8)     Pulmonary (10)     oxygen (9)     physiotherapists (2)     bronchitis (1)     emphysema (1)     smoking (2)    

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Last updated on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) is an exercise and education programme for patients diagnosed with a chronic respiratory condition. The programme is run by specialist physiotherapists, but additional support is provided by respiratory nurses and dietitians during the education sessions. PR is widel...

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Tag:   Pulmonary (10)     Rehabilitation (1)     lung (10)     disease (4)     breathing (5)     dietitians (1)     respiratory (5)     chronic (1)    

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)    

Inpatient journey

Last updated on Monday, November 30, 2020

You will be taken from theatre into the recovery area, where a nurse will look after you until you are not too sleepy and also fairly pain free. Once back on the ward, there is a patient information folder at each bedside and this will provide you with additional information you will need to kno...

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Arrowe Park Acute Stroke Unit

Last updated on Friday, January 12, 2018

Each year, an estimated 700 people in the Wirral and Cheshire area will suffer a stroke and be admitted to hospital. Our Stroke patients are brought in through our Emergency Department at Arrowe Park Hospital as emergency cases and are directly admitted to the Acute Stroke Unit on Ward 23. Ward...

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Tag:   stroke (8)     acute (5)     unit (2)     thrombolysis (1)     blood (9)     clot (2)     brain (4)    

Immediate Life Support (ILS) course

Last updated on Friday, November 22, 2019

e-ILS - Immediate Life Support e-learning The Resuscitation Council (UK) Immediate Life Support (ILS) course was launched in 2002. It was developed in response to a demand from healthcare professionals who may have to act as first responders and treat patients in cardiac arrest until the arrival...

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Tag:   first responders (1)     life support (3)     ILS (1)     CPR (2)     defibrillation (1)     re-certification (1)    

Critical Care Department (ICU & HDU)

Last updated on Tuesday, May 2, 2023

The Critical Care Department at Arrowe Park Hospital cares for some of the hospitals most seriously ill patients. The department is divided into 2 areas: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) The Intensive Care Unit (ICU), also known as Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU), is a unit within the hospital that looks...

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Tag:   critical (3)     care (15)     intensive (1)     unit (2)     ICU (1)     HDU (1)     Outreach (1)     dependency (1)     therapy (6)