Signposting and referral

Some of the areas of care that self-management supports may be out of your clinical expertise or care remit. Some examples include:

  • Acute exacerbation management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Exercise
  • Diet/nutrition
  • Medication management and compliance
  • Breath control
  • Low mood and anxiety

It may be more appropriate for you to signpost or refer your patient/client to a specialist service or website. It is therefore essential that you are aware of what assets are available in your area and keep up to date with national and local guidelines.

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