Navigation Links
Home care aids in lung disease

Nurses who are specialzed with specific skills do home care which is advantageous for people with lung disease. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema - or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - can be very disabling, because of breathlessness and impaired lung function. A new study from researchers at Barcelona// Hospital, Spain, shows that assigning patients with COPD to specialist nurse care in the home setting cuts costs, re-admission to hospital and improves patients' awareness of their condition.

A group of 215 patients, admitted to hospital with COPD, were assigned either to usual care or to specialist nurse home-based care. The latter group were discharged as soon as possible and visited at home by the nurse on up to five occasions, as well as having unlimited phone access through a special 'hotline'.

The home care group enjoyed a 65 per cent reduction in return visits to the emergency room, compared to the controls. They also made more progress in understanding their illness. After eight weeks, 52 per cent knew all about COPD, compared to just 30 per cent of controls. And 83 per cent of the home group had learned how to inhale properly, thanks to nurse education, compared to 50 per cent of controls.

The home care treatment reduced costs by 38 per cent - since these patients spent less time in hospital. What is more, the patients did not even require their full entitlement of care - most managed on just two nurse visits rather than the five permitted.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Evidence Links Protein Damage to Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers
2. Fight Heart disease and Pain with Meditation
3. Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition
4. Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children
5. Individuals with sleep related breathing disorders more prone to heart disease
6. And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!
7. And now they say infections can cause heart disease!!!!
8. India takes on foot-and-mouth disease by vaccinating animals
9. Ticks may cause more diseases
10. Asthma! A new warning for heart disease
11. Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants ... grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an orthodontist ... has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be used ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain ... for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it ... the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, ... journal articles published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® ... Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and ... Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) ... Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing ... With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD company ... for sepsis risk assessment and management. PCT ... PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in assessing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... 52" report to their offering. ... creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The ... that will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza ... to cap sales considerably, but development is still in its ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 ... Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the future is ... online at www.diabetesscholars.org by the Diabetes Scholars ... in the way of academic and community service excellence. ... program since 2012, and continues to advocate for people ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: