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COPD Outreach CUH


COPD Outreach CUH

COPD Outreach is a Hospital at Home based service (Print copy).

Please consider any patients presenting with an exacerbation of COPD for this service as per criteria:


Early supported discharge

  • Discharge from CUH in :24-72 hours
  • Home visits: Approx. 4

Contacts

Criteria

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
  • Diagnosed COPD
  • FEV 1 < 80% predicted
  • FEV1 I FVC < 70%
  • MMSE > 7
  • Systolic BP>100mmHg
  • ABG's
    • pH > 7.35
    • Pa02 > 7.3 kPa
    • PaC02 < 8 kPa, (on air unless on O2 therapy)
  • Total WCC 4-15 * 10/L
  • 24 - 72 Hrs of presenting to hospital
  • Access to telephone
  • Adequate social support
  • Suspected malignancy
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pneumonia
  • Uncontrolled LVF
  • Acute ECG changes
  • Requires full time care
  • Insufficient home care
  • Requires I.V. therapy
  • Type I Diabetes (uncontrolled
    BSL > 15 mmol)
  • Catchment Area
    If living in Cork City - please d/w
    COPD Outreach Team


Content By Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan date. Last review Dr ÍOS 22/10/14.