General medicine patient leaflets

Providing acute medical services

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Biopsy - Pleural biopsy

Description:
This leaflet explains about pleural biopsy – a procedure to take samples from inside your chest to help us diagnose certain problems.

Breathlessness 1: The breathing thinking functioning approach

Description:
This information is designed to help you manage your stable long-term breathlessness using the breathing thinking functioning (BTF) approach.

Breathlessness 2: Handheld fan

Description:
This information is designed to help you manage your stable long-term breathlessness using a handheld fan.

Breathlessness 3: Breathing techniques

Description:
This information is designed to help you manage your stable long-term breathlessness using breathing techniques.

Breathlessness 4: Positions to ease breathlessness

Description:
This information is designed to help you manage your stable long-term breathlessness using different positions.

Breathlessness 5: Managing thoughts about breathlessness

Description:
This information is designed to help you manage your stable long-term breathlessness by managing thoughts about breathlessness.

Breathlessness 6: Relaxation

Description:
This information is designed to help you manage your stable long-term breathlessness using relaxation techniques.

Breathlessness 7: Managing your energy levels

Description:
This information is designed to help you manage your stable long-term breathlessness by managing your energy levels.

Catheter - Having an Indwelling Pleural Catheter inserted

Description:
This leaflet provides information about having an indwelling pleural catheter inserted to drain fluid from your chest.

Chest drain

Description:
This leaflet explains about having a chest drain inserted to drain fluid or air from your chest.
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