Respiratory system

Guidelines (5)

Assessing Fitness to Fly (CAA Guidance)

Key advice from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on fitness to fly

Management of Asthma in Adults (BTS/SIGN Guideline)

Summary of BTS/SIGN asthma protocol in adults.

Management of Asthma in Children (BTS/SIGN Guideline)

Summary of BTS/SIGN asthma protocol in children.

Management of Asthma - Inhaled Corticosteroid Doses (BTS/SIGN Guideline)

Categorisation of inhaled corticosteroid doses in asthma.

Management of COPD (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on COPD treatment.

Tables (6)

Table: Combination Inhalers for the Treatment of COPD

Key information on COPD combination inhalers.

Table: Combination Inhalers for the Treatment of Asthma

Key information on asthma combination inhalers.

Table: Inhalers, a Guide to Breath-Actuated Devices

Key features of dry powder and aerosol inhalers.

Table: Asthma and COPD Preparations and Compatible Devices

Available presentations of bronchodilators and anti-inflammatories.

Table: Influenza Vaccines 2020/2021

Influenza vaccines available for the 2020/21 flu season.

Table: Influenza Vaccines, Which Vaccine to Offer

Flu vaccine recommendations by age group for 2020/21.

Drug Sections (3)

Respiratory system in the News

Fifth salmeterol/fluticasone dry powder inhaler launched

Fifth salmeterol/fluticasone dry powder inhaler launched

Fixkoh Airmaster is the fifth salmeterol/fluticasone...

Study links short-course oral steroids to severe adverse effects in children

Study links short-course oral steroids to severe adverse effects in children

Results from a recent study showed that use of a single...

Overuse of asthma reliever inhalers ‘a major contributor’ to CO2 emissions in respiratory care

Overuse of asthma reliever inhalers ‘a major contributor’ to CO2 emissions in respiratory care

Overuse of short-acting bronchodilator inhalers in...