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Video series: 'Providing a quality, structured asthma review'

'Provide a quality, structured asthma review' video series: Part 6 - Personal Asthma Action Plans

24-Feb-2015

Deirdre Siddaway, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, shares advice and guidance on developing personalised asthma action plans. Part 6 of 6.

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Stepping down treatment: Part 5 of 'Providing a quality, structured asthma review' series

17-Feb-2015

Deirdre Siddaway, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, shares advice and guidance on assessing patients with asthma. Part 5 of 6.

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'Provide a quality, structured asthma review' video series: Part 4 - 'Right drug, at the right dose using the right device'

10-Feb-2015

Deirdre Siddaway, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, shares advice and guidance on assessing patients with asthma. Part 4 of 6.

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'Provide a quality, structured asthma review' video series: Part 3 - Inhaler technique and recording peak flow

3-Feb-2015

Deirdre Siddaway, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, shares advice and guidance on assessing patients with asthma. Part 3 of 6.

Asthma review video series: Part 2 - Assessing control

'Provide a quality, structured asthma review' video series: Part 2 - Assessing control

27-Jan-2015

Deirdre Siddaway, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, shares advice and guidance on assessing patients with asthma. Part 2 of 6.

'Provide a quality, structured asthma review'

'Provide a quality, structured asthma review' video series: Part 1 - SIMPLE

20-Jan-2015

Deirdre Siddaway, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, sharing advice and guidance on assessing patients with asthma. Part 1 of 6.

Chest drains are used to release trapped air

Setting up a nurse-led chest drain clinic Subscription Required

Patients with ambulatory chest drains can be discharged home early if supported by review at a nurse-led clinic, patient information and a 24-hour helpline.

CPAP has numerous benefits, but patient adherence to the treatment is low

Adherence to CPAP in obstructive sleep apnoea Subscription Required

A Cochrane review explored the effectiveness of strategies to improve adherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea

CPR benefits must outweigh the risks

Discussing CPR near the end of life Subscription Required

Health professionals should help patients assess whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be attempted in the event of cardiorespiratory arrest.

Using patient passports to improve A&E asthma care

Using patient passports to improve A&E asthma care Subscription Required

An asthma patient passport could enable patients with severe asthma to get the right treatment when they present in accident and emergency with exacerbations

The role of the nurse in pulmonary rehabilitation

The role of the nurse in pulmonary rehabilitation Subscription Required

Respiratory nurses can create pulmonary rehabilitation care programmes to help improve the quality of life for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Effects of water-based exercise training for people with COPD

Effects of water-based exercise training for people with COPD Subscription Required

A Cochrane review explored research that compared the effects of water-based training, land-based exercise and no training on exercise capacity and quality of life in people with COPD

Managing outbreaks of scarlet fever

Managing outbreaks of scarlet fever Subscription Required

England and Wales are currently experiencing unusually high rates of scarlet fever so it is vital that health professionals know what to do when someone is infected

Patient safety alert issued over use of non-invasive ventilation

Hospital staff must be familiar with the specific equipment being used to provide patients with non-invasive ventilation, NHS England has warned, in the wake of several fatalities.

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UK study evaluates ‘revolutionary’ device for early lung cancer detection

Respiratory researchers in Leicester are to lead a clinical trial into a potentially ground-breaking “breath test” to detect lung cancer.

COPD care improving but better access to specialists still needed

Care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease has improved over the past six years, but is still not good enough, according to a major audit.

Most premature babies ‘grow out of asthma’, say researchers

A large-scale Danish study has found that premature babies grow out of the asthma which they are more likely to develop in early life than other infants.

NICE recommends raft of tests to improve asthma diagnosis

NICE recommends raft of tests to improve asthma diagnosis

A series of clinical tests, starting with spirometry, should be used to help support a diagnosis of asthma, according to draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Sleep apnoea more common in asthma patients, suggests study

Asthma patients have an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnoea, with the link stronger with having had asthma longer, according to a US study.

Encouraging signs for team role of lung cancer specialist nurses

There has been an “encouraging” increase in patient access to lung cancer specialist nurses, but capacity for further improvement remains, according to a report by doctors.

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Acute respiratory failure 1: assessing patients

This is the first in a two-part unit on acute respiratory failure. Part 1 explores respiratory failure and its causes and identifies ways of recognising patients in acute respiratory failure.

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