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ILD series part 1: identification and patient referral

Posted on: 5 Nov 2019

This first video in the series will focus on the identification of interstitial lung disease and the process of patient referral.

By the end of the video you should be able to:

  • Identify the causes of different types of ILD
  • Describe how to take a medical history to identify the possible causes of ILD
  • Describe how to examine and investigate suspected ILD in primary care
  • Differentiate ILD from other respiratory conditions (COPD, bronchiectasis, asthma)
  • Refer a patient with suspected ILD to secondary care
  • Explain the differences between the sounds of healthy lungs vs COPD and ILD

In addition to the video we have a number of downloadable materials for you to download and share with your colleagues – just click on the tabs and the materials will be downloaded automatically:

  • Video feedback form – Your feedback is very important to us and will help to improve our educational videos – please email:
  • Reflective learning log – this log will help you monitor what you have learned in your continuing professional development
  • Video slides – these slides can be used to train other colleagues around identification and patient referral of ILD
  • Video transcript

If you have any feedback or comments, please email:

Please note that the RCN cannot confirm the competence of any practitioner.

Download: Video evaluation form Download: Reflective learning log Download: Video transcription Download: Video slides - Identification and patient referral

Other videos in this series

Author: Boehringer Ingelheim

ILD series part 2: diagnosis and testing

13min 44sec
Author: Boehringer Ingelheim

ILD series part 3: treatment options and considerations

05min 53sec
Author: Boehringer Ingelheim

ILD series part 4: end of life care

08min 48sec

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