About the project
Title: Fan Implementation Study (FITS)
Time frame: Ongoing
Contact for more details: Dr Flavia Swan
Healthcare professionals use non-drug treatments such as cool airflow from the fan to help patients manage their breathlessness when other drug treatments don’t help. The fan offers patients valuable benefits for the management of breathlessness.
However, little is known about how healthcare professionals use the fan. We do not know how, where and when healthcare professionals use the fan, or if there are any problems related to fan use.
The study aims to gather information on the use of the handheld fan (fan) by healthcare professionals and how the COVID 19 guidance, not to use the fan is currently affecting clinicians’ management of breathless patients.
We are asking healthcare professionals who work with breathless patients to:
i) complete a short on-line survey to find out how the fan is used (or not) in everyday clinical practice.
ii) take part in an interview to find out more about their views and experience of using the fan, and how the COVID 19 guidance, not to use the fan is currently affecting clinicians’ management of breathless patients.