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Acute pulmonary oedema

A CPD article improved Sue Wrigglesworth’s knowledge of the assessment and immediate management of acute pulmonary oedema.
Acute pulmonary oedema

A CPD article improved Sue Wrigglesworth’s knowledge of the assessment and immediate management of acute pulmonary oedema

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article provided information about the pathology, recognition, assessment and management of acute pulmonary oedema.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

Acute pulmonary oedema is a distressing and life-threatening condition with sudden onset of symptoms. The article emphasised that nurses must be able to recognise, assess and manage patients with this condition to achieve the best possible outcomes.

This is particularly relevant to my work on an acute cardiology ward. Patients who are known to have heart failure are at increased risk of acute pulmonary oedema, and comprise a high proportion of the patients

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