Chapter 9. Management of Acute Exacerbations in Hospital

  1. Laura Blackler RN, BSc, MSc2,
  2. Christine Jones RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist — Respiratory3 and
  3. Caroline Mooney RN, Community Nurse Specialist — Respiratory4
  1. Jacqui Fenton

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697603.ch9

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

How to Cite

Fenton, J. (2007) Management of Acute Exacerbations in Hospital, in Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (eds L. Blackler, C. Jones and C. Mooney), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470697603.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London

  2. 3

    King's College Hospital, London

  3. 4

    Luton Treatment Centre, Luton

Author Information

  1. King's College Hospital, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470027189

Online ISBN: 9780470697603

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Keywords:

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
  • health care;
  • pulmonary artery;
  • blood gas analysis;
  • metabolic compensation

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aetiology

  • Pathophysiology of a COPD Exacerbation

  • Differential Diagnosis

  • Investigations on Admission to A&E

  • Decision to Admit

  • Indications for ITU Admission

  • Management of an Acute Exacerbation in Hospital

  • Care of the Patient on a Ward with an Exacerbation of COPD

  • Conclusion

  • References