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Respiratory Guidelines From The British Thoracic Society

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) has published a number of useful Guidelines and Quality Standards.

In this post I copy the Guidelines as of 7-31-2017. As always the blog posts are my medical review notes, and this post is to remind me what respiratory (pulmonary) guidelines are available from the BTS.

A-Z Disease / Condition Guideline title Publication date Review date/Review outcome Status
Acute hypercapnic respiratory failure BTS/ICS Guidelines for the Ventilatory Management of Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in Adults 2016 Published April 2016. Review due in 2021. Valid
Asthma BTS/SIGN British guideline on the management of asthma 2016 Published 21 September 2016. Valid
Bronchiectasis BTS Guideline for non-CF Bronchiectasis 2010 Published July 2010. Update due for publication in late 2017/early 2018. Valid
Bronchiolitis NICE Guideline – Bronchiolitis in children: diagnosis and management 2015 Published by NICE in June 2015. Valid
Bronchoscopy BTS Guideline for Diagnostic Flexible Bronchoscopy in Adults 2013 Published August 2013. Review due 2018. Valid
Bronchoscopy (advanced) BTS Guideline for Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Flexible Bronchoscopy in Adults 2011 Published November 2011. Review due 2017. Valid
COPD NICE Guideline – COPD in over 16s: diagnosis and management 2010 Published by NICE in June 2010. Valid
Diving BTS Guidelines on Respiratory Aspects of Fitness for Diving 2003 Published June 2003. Review due 2017. Valid
Emergency oxygen BTS Guideline for oxygen use in healthcare and emergency settings 2017 The updated guideline was published in May 2017. Valid
Home oxygen adults BTS Guidelines for Home Oxygen Use in Adults 2015 Published April 2015. Review due 2020. Valid
Home oxygen children BTS Guidelines for Home Oxygen in Children 2009 Published August 2009. Review due 2017. Valid
Influenza Pandemic flu: clinical management of patients with an influenza-like illness during an influenza pandemic 2007 Published January 2007. To be reviewed at the time of any future pandemic. Valid
Interstitial Lung Disease BTS Guideline for Interstitial Lung Disease Guideline 2008 Published September 2008. Review due in 2017. Valid
Lung Cancer NICE Guideline – Lung cancer: diagnosis and management 2011 Published by NICE in April 2011. Valid
Lung Cancer (radical management) BTS Guidelines on the Radical Management of Patients with Lung Cancer 2010 Published October 2010. Review due 2017. Valid
Macrolide (long term use) BTS Guidelines for Long Term Macrolide Use 2017 Publication due in late 2017 In Preparation
Mesothelioma BTS Guideline for the Investigation and Management of Pleural Mesothelioma 2017 Due for publication in late 2017. In Preparation
Neuromuscular Weakness BTS Guideline for Respiratory Management of Children with Neuromuscular Weakness 2012 Published July 2012. Review due in 2017. Valid
NIV BTS/RCP/ICS Guideline for Non-invasive Ventilation 2008 Superceded
NTM BTS Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease 2017 Due for publication late 2017. In Preparation
Physiotherapy BTS/ACPRC Guidelines for physiotherapy management of the adult, medical, spontaneously breathing patient 2009 Published May 2009. Review due 2017. Valid
Pleural Disease BTS Pleural Disease Guideline 2010 Published August 2010. Review due 2017. Valid
Pleural Infection BTS Guidelines for the Management of Pleural Infection in Children 2005 Published February 2005. Review due in 2017. Valid
Pneumonia adults BTS Guidelines for the Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Adults: update 2009 2009 Published October 2009. Last reviewed 2014. Review due 2018. Valid
Pneumonia children BTS Guidelines for the Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia in Children: update 2011 2011 Published October 2011. Review due 2017. Valid
Pulmonary Embolism NICE Guideline – Venous thromboembolic disease: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing 2012 Published by NICE in June 2012. Last updated November 2015. Valid
Pulmonary embolism – outpatient management BTS Guidelines for the outpatient management of pulmonary embolism 2017 BTS Guidelines for the outpatient management of pulmonary embolism are in preparation – publication due mid 2017. In Preparation
Pulmonary Nodules BTS Guidelines for the Investigation and Management of Pulmonary Nodules 2015 Published August 2015. Review due in 2020. Valid
Pulmonary rehabilitation BTS Guideline on Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Adults 2013 Published September 2013. Review due in 2018. Valid
Resp tract infections NICE Guideline – Respiratory tract infections (self-limiting): prescribing antibiotics 2008 Published by NICE in July 2008. Valid
Smoking Cessation NICE Guideline – Smoking: acute, maternity and mental health services 2013 Published by NICE in November 2013. Valid
TB NICE Guideline – Tuberculosis 2016 Published by NICE in January 2016. Last updated May 2016. Valid
TB Renal BTS Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Mycobacterium TB in Adult Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease 2010 Published June 2010. Review due in 2017. Valid

Other Guidance

A-Z Disease / Condition Title Publication date
Air travel BTS Air Travel Recommendations 2011
Cough Adults BTS Cough in Adults Recommendations 2006
Cough Children BTS Cough in Children Recommendations 2008
Mesothelioma BTS Statement on Malignant Mesothelioma 2007
Occupational Asthma BTS Statement on Occupational Asthma 2008
PAVM BTS Clinical Statement PAVM
Referral BTS Statement on Specialist Referral 2008
Smoking Cessation BTS Recommendations for smoking cessation services in secondary care 2012
TB TNF BTS Recommendations for Mycobacterium Tuberculosis infection and disease in patients due to start anti-TNF-α treatment 2005
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