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The plans can ensure patients know when their asthma is worsening

Co-creating personalised asthma action plans Subscription Required

27-Apr-2015

National guidance recommends that all patients with asthma are offered a personal asthma action plan, created by health professionals in partnership with patients.

Patients with IPF benefit from ambulatory oxygen therapy during and after activity

Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis: care standards Subscription Required

27-Apr-2015

New NICE quality standards for interstitial pulmonary fibrosis aim to improve care standards for all patients diagnosed with this progressive and life-limiting condition.

IPF is the commonest type of ILD, and results in scarring in the lungs

Care planning in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Subscription Required

27-Apr-2015

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disorder requiring careful management in partnership with patients to slow its progress and optimise quality of life.

Respiratory nurses play a fundamental role in the care pathway of patients with COPD

An audit of care provided to patients with COPD Subscription Required

27-Apr-2015

Nationwide audit of COPD care reveals many aspects of provision have improved, but the number of units with specialist nurses managing COPD caseloads has declined.

Patients should be referred to an ophthalmic unit in cases of suspected cataracts

Nurses' role in early detection of cataracts Subscription Required

20-Apr-2015

By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate.

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Michelle Mello

60 seconds with...Michelle Mello, head of commissioning in the national nursing team at NHS England

23-Apr-2015

We talk to head of commissioning in the national nursing team at NHS England, who qualified in 1988.

Andy Dennis

'Even when you're treating Ebola, the pure skills of nursing remain the same'

23-Apr-2015

When Andy Dennis began his career as an RAF medic, he laid the foundations for a life caring for people in the harshest of conditions.

Anne-Marie Russell

60 seconds...with Anne-Marie Russell, part-time clinical research fellow in nursing

16-Apr-2015

We talk to the part-time clinical research fellow in nursing at the National Heart and Lung Institute, the Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial college London.

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Upwards bullying - when managers are the victims

Managers can find themselves being bullied by members of their own team

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Do zero tolerance policies deskill nurses?

This article is available in full to non-subscribers until 22 April, just register for free to access.


Why is this article important?

A zero tolerance approach to violence and aggression has been widely adopted in healthcare.

This article discusses how health professionals can apply flexibility to how they tackle such situations.

After reading the article consider:

  • What a zero tolerance approach actually entails
  • The implications of this approach for nurses and patients
  • Alternative solutions for managing violence and aggression

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Are student nurses living in poverty?

Sometimes you see a headline and know an article is going to be worth the five minutes it will take to read. That’s how I felt when a member of our news team filed a story from the Unison conference: ‘Student nurses should be paid “living wage” while on placement, says union’.

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