Breathlessness in lung disease
This session will explore (chronic) breathlessness in respiratory disease, including assessment and treatment strategies (both pharmacological and non-pharmacological). The session will enable and empower pharmacy staff to recognise and have a better understanding of breathlessness in order to optimally support patients with respiratory disease, working within multidisciplinary teams. Session outline:
- What is breathlessness and breathing pattern disorder?
- Approach to assessment and management of breathlessness
- National breathlessness pathway
- Advanced symptom management