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Breathlessness management

Breathlessness is a common and distressing symptom: 10% of adults and 30% of older adults have been breathless every day for the past three months or longer.

Listen in to a conversation between Steve Holmes (GP in Shepton Mallett and Education Lead for PCRS-UK) and Debbie Roots (Nurse Consultant in Cardiorespiratory Care at Homerton Hospital, London) in which they discuss its prevalence and presenting symptoms, and ways to investigate, assess and treat. Particular emphasis is given to the critical role that taking a robust history of your breathless patient has in getting the diagnosis right.

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The Primary Care Respiratory Academy has been developed and is produced by Cogora, the publisher of Pulse, Nursing in Practice and Healthcare Leader working in partnership with PCRS-UK. All educational content for the website and roadshows has been initiated and produced by PCRS-UK/Cogora.

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