Identification, assessment and management of pleurisy
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Identification, assessment and management of pleurisy

Terry Robinson Specialist respiratory nurse, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

This article explores the underlying aetiology of pleurisy, including identification, assessment and management of the condition. Common causes of pleurisy, including differential diagnosis and the specific tests required to confirm diagnosis, are described. The role of the nurse in meeting the needs of patients with pleurisy is discussed.

Nursing Standard. 25, 31,43-48. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.04.25.31.43.c8433

Correspondence

terry.robinson@hdft.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review