Asthma Care in the Community
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Written by nurses for nurses, Asthma Care in the Community emphasizes the "back to basics" approach, which is often forgotten in a high technology healthcare system. The book covers epidemiology, including prevalence, morbidity, and mortality; the economic and social burden of asthma; the pathology and pathophysiology of asthma; managing patients with asthma, both pharmacologically and non-pharmacologically; managing uncomplicated asthma, right through to the more complex issues surrounding acute episodes and "difficult to manage" situations.


Jill Waldron: West of Cornwall PCT, UK.





1: The Epidemiology of Asthma.

2: The Respiratory System.

3: Asthma The Disease.

4: The Presentation and Diagnosis of Asthma.

5: Drug Therapy in Asthma.

6: Inhaler Devices and Nebulisers.

7: The Management of Asthma.

8: Special Situations.

9: Deteriorating Asthma.

10: Other Therapies.

11: Structure of Care.

12: The Future.

13: The Role of Nurses in the Management of Asthma.


Useful Addresses.



"I particularly enjoyed reading the book because it was divided up so well." (Pediatric Nursing, September 2008)

"This book comes highly recommended … The book is clearly written, well laid out providing illustrations and examples of case studies." (Journal of Community Nursing, Aug/Sep 2008)

"Written by a nurse for nurses…As a result, nurses in the community should find this book useful in developing their expertise." (Primary Nursing Care, Feb 2008)