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Dyspnoea

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Pharmacological Treatments

Non-pharmacological Treatments

Breathlessness Management Plans

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Pharmacological Treatments

Morphine

Benzodiazepines

Steroids

Ipratropium (Univent™) or Salbutamol (Asthalin™) Nebulisers

Oxygen

The use of oxygen in a non-cyanotic hypoxaemic patient is controversial. However, there is extensive anecdotal evidence to warrant a trial if other measures have failed. Patients in the terminal phase of their illness who wish to die at home can be considered for home oxygen – referrals to the Palliative Care Physician via Respiratory Outreach.

See Palliative Home Oxygen.

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Non-pharmacological Treatments

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Breathlessness Management Plans

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Topic Code: 4109