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Breathing Matters Quiz – win a free ticket to the Chronic Cough and COPD 2015 Conference!

 

Poll

Do you agree with the new BTS home oxygen guidance that the 1st sampling for LTOT assessment should be a true arterial stab?

1. Yes: the inconvenience for the patient is outweighed by the fact that this will reduce prescribing home oxygen to a group of people who don’t meet the LTOT guidelines
 
37% (3 votes)
2. No: The CBG technique is much more patient friendly and the results obtained by capillary sampling are close enough not to make a material difference in a real life setting.
 
63% (5 votes)
 

Breathing Matters Quiz – win a free ticket to the Chronic Cough and COPD 2015 Conference!

Email the correct answers to the three questions below to eva.lazar@nhs.net to enter a draw: we have two free tickets to give away to the two randomly selected lucky winners.

Chronic Cough and COPD 2015, 7th & 8th September, London

Question 1.

What proportion of patients are likely to receive long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) unnecessarily  if capillary blood gases are used as opposed to arterial blood gases when performing an LTOT assessment?

a)      1%

b)      6%

c)       16%

d)      26%

 

Question 2.

What is the normal variation in FEV1?

a)      1-5% and/or up to 50mls

b)      6-10% and/or up to 100mls

c)       11-20% and/or up to 200mls

d)      21-30% and/or up to 250mls

Question 3.

What is the minimum cut-off for reversibility in PEFR to be attributed to effective bronchodilatation in asthma?

a)      5%

b)      10%

c)       15%

 

d)      20%