Canterbury DHB

Context

Dyspnoea

In This Section

Pharmacological Treatments

Non-pharmacological Treatments

Breathlessness Management Plans

Pharmacological Treatments

Morphine

Benzodiazepines

Steroids

Ipratropium (Univent™) or Salbutamol (Asthalin™) Nebulisers

Oxygen

The use of oxygen in a non-cyanotic hypoxaemic patient is controversial. However, there is extensive anecdotal evidence to warrant a trial if other measures have failed. Patients in the terminal phase of their illness who wish to die at home can be considered for home oxygen – referrals to the Palliative Care Physician via Respiratory Outreach.

See Palliative Home Oxygen.

Other

Non-pharmacological Treatments

Breathlessness Management Plans

References

About this Canterbury DHB document (4109):

Document Owner:

Kate Grundy (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

December 2015

Next Review:

December 2017

Keywords:

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Topic Code: 4109