Archive: Respiratory

Therapies – Respiratory – Patient Initiated Follow-Up (PIFU)

What is a Patient-Initiated Follow-Up (PIFU) appointment? A patient initiated follow up (PIFU for short) allows you to arrange follow up appointments as and when you need them. This puts...

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Lung Function Unit – CPAP Service – Patient Initiated Follow-Up appointment

We are changing the way we support your long-term CPAP therapy. Once you have become comfortable and confident with managing your therapy independently, you will be suitable for Patient-Initiated Follow-Up...

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Pleural Clinic – Information Sheet

INTRODUCTION This leaflet is being given to you to explain Pleural Procedures and what will happen on the day of your appointment. Please read all of this leaflet carefully. Locations...

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How to use the Turbohaler

“Twist” 1. Unscrew and lift off the protective cover of the Turbohaler 2. Hold the Turbohaler upright. Twist the coloured base grip as far as it will go in one...

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How to use an Accuhaler

“Open” 1. Open the Accuhaler by holding the outer casing in one hand whilst pushing the thumb grip away until a click is heard 2. Hold the Accuhaler at a...

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How to use the Aerochamber

Inhaler /canister Don’t share this medical device Spacer should be replaced every year When you see build up of medication inside the chamber please clean it as per instructions provided...

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How to use Easi-breathe

Protective mouthpiece cap 1. Shake the easibreathe inhaler. 2. Hold the inhaler upright. Open the protective cap of the mouthpiece. 3. Breathe out gently. 4. Keep the inhaler upright; place...

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How to use the Autohaler

1. Remove the protective cap from the mouthpiece of the autohaler. 2. Shake the autohaler. 3. Hold autohaler upright and push the lever right up. 4. Breathe out gently. 5....

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How to use a Genuair® inhaler

“Press and Release” 1. Keep the device upright take off the protective cap. 2. Press and RELEASE the green button. 3. Check that the colour control window is green 4....

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Looking After Your Chest Drain

The Pleural Space The pleural space is a very small space between the lung and the chest wall. When fluid, blood or air collects in this space the lung cannot...

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