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Patient videos

We have created a series of videos for patients.

YouTube playlist

Individual videos

Breathlessness management

Breathlessness management - Karen parsons

ILD Specialist Nurse Karen Parsons talks through different breathlessness management techniques that can be used to reduce the effects of breathlessness in ILD.

Pirfenidone therapy

Pirfenidone therapy - Carmine Ruggiero

ILD Specialist Nurse Carmine Ruggiero discusses Pirfenidone therapy; its use, how it is taken and the most common associated side effects.

Nintedanib therapy

Nintedanib therapy - Carmine Ruggiero

ILD Specialist Nurse Carmine Ruggiero discusses Nintedanib therapy; its use, how it is taken and the most common associated side effects.

Oramorph for breathlessness management

Oramorph for breathlessness management - Karen Parsons

ILD Specialist Nurse Karen Parsons discusses how morphine is used to help control breathlessness, and how it is taken.

An introduction to spirometry theory

An introduction to spirometry theory - Dr Emily Fraser

ILD Consultant Dr Emily Fraser covers what spirometry is, and what it is used for. She explains how spirometry is used in the home (home spirometry), what the readings mean and what healthcare providers are looking for.

Having a spirometry test in clinic

Having a spirometry test in clinic - Shakila Hussain

This video shows a Clinical Support Worker carrying out a spirometry test in clinic, and demonstrates what a patient will experience.

Home spirometry set up

Home spirometry set-up - Carmine Ruggiero

This video shows what the home spirometry device looks like, and how to set it up.

Practicalities of home spirometry

Practicalities of home spirometry - Carmine Ruggiero

ILD Specialist Nurse Carmine Ruggiero talks about the practical aspects of doing a home spirometry test and what to bear in mind.

Last reviewed:12 December 2022