Reversibility testing in patients with asthma and COPD
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Reversibility testing in patients with asthma and COPD

Dave Lynes Head of education, Respiratory Education UK, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool
Karen Frankland Head of short course provision, Respiratory Education UK, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool

This article examines the difference between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, the use of reversibility testing and the various guidelines available to help healthcare professionals diagnose and treat patients with these conditions.

Nursing Standard. 23, 3,45-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.09.23.3.45.c6673

Correspondence

dave.lynes@respiratoryeduk.com

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review