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Acute bronchitis - adults


 

Content developed by Clarity Informatics, providers of online solutions to support the nursing community through appraisals and revalidation.

INTRODUCTION

Acute respiratory infections account for 17% of all GP consultations. The annual incidence of acute bronchitis is 44 per 1,000 adult population. It is usually mild and self limiting, but its predominant symptom – cough – is also shared by community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and it can be difficult to differentiate between the two conditions.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On completion of this module, you should be better able to:

  • Distinguish between acute bronchitis and community-acquired pneumonia
  • Outline the management of acute bronchitis and describe when antibiotics should be prescribed
This resource is provided at an intermediate level by Clarity Informatics. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.
Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.