Section 1 : About this Course
Section 2 : A respiratory Appointment
Section 3 : An appointment for Ear, Nose, and Throat
Section 4 : It may be nothing but lets check that chest pain out
Section 5 : A typical day at work
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An inflammation of the main air passages to the lungs

Most prevelant in winter.

Generally part of an URTI.

It may develop after a common cold or other viral infection of the nasopharynx throat or bronchi.

Often has secondary bacterial infection.

Signs and Symptoms



Slight fever.

Back and muscle pain.

Sore throat.

Onset of a distressing cough usually signals onset of bronchitis.

Cough starts off dry and later produces mucous.

Considering the above information, could Pat have Bronchitis?

  Exercise 5. If Pat has bronchitis use the workbook to tell us how you would manage your patient.

If you get stuck use the link (Ref 8) in the materials section to see the NHS Bronchitis management page.