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National guidance recommends that all patients with asthma are offered a personal asthma action plan, created by health professionals in partnership with patients.
New NICE quality standards for interstitial pulmonary fibrosis aim to improve care standards for all patients diagnosed with this progressive and life-limiting condition.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disorder requiring careful management in partnership with patients to slow its progress and optimise quality of life.
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.
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.
Have you ever considered taking an active role in a specialist nursing organisation? Becoming more than just a member?
We talk to head of commissioning in the national nursing team at NHS England, who qualified in 1988.
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.
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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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
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’.