How guidance on chronic cough affects nursing care
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How guidance on chronic cough affects nursing care

Kathy Oxtoby Health journalist

Latest advice for nurses on diagnosis and assessment, red-flag signs and when to access specialist services

Chronic cough is a common respiratory illness and experienced by up to 10% of people in the UK, according to the British Thoracic Society (BTS). Nurses can play an important role in monitoring patients, educating them about the causes of chronic cough – defined as lasting longer than eight weeks – and ensuring timely referral for investigation.

Primary Health Care. 34, 2, 10-11. doi: 10.7748/phc.34.2.10.s4

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