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Respiratory Nursing

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

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.

Deirdre Siddaway-stepping down treatment

Part 5: Stepping down treatment

17-Feb-2015

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

Deirdre Siddaway-asthma meds

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.

Deirdre Siddaway-inhaler technique

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

Part 2 - Assessing asthma 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'

Part 1 - How the acronym SIMPLE can help you remember the stages of an asthma review

20-Jan-2015

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

The plans can ensure patients know when their asthma is worsening

Co-creating personalised asthma action plans Subscription Required

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

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

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

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.

Pulmonary tuberculosis: the disease can be transmitted by coughing and sneezing

Barriers to managing TB in emergency departments Subscription Required

A survey of staff in an emergency department unit explored whether they had the knowledge to recognise and manage patients presenting with tuberculosis.

X-rays are used to diagnose active TB

How nurses can support early diagnosis of TB Subscription Required

Tuberculosis is now a significant public health issue, and nurses need to know its signs and symptoms and which groups at increased risk of infection.

Enteral feeding with specialist products can provide replacement energy and protein

Giving nutrition support to critically ill adults

Patients who are critically ill are at greater risk of malnutrition and nurses must be able to accurately assess their nutritional needs to help them recover.

HQIP

Asthma care to be subject of national clinical review

Asthma, epilepsy and mental health are among the key disease areas identified as priorities to undergo a national performance review in England.

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Birmingham hospital named as regional hub for asthma services

Heartlands Hospital, which is run by Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, has been commissioned as a regional centre for severe asthma patients.

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Women with asthma more likely to be admitted via A&E than men

Women with acute asthma who end up in accident and emergency are 60% more likely to be admitted to hospital, according to new research.

Cardiff University

Researchers hail ‘incredibly exciting’ findings on cause of asthma

Cardiff University scientists claim to have identified for the first time the potential root cause of asthma and an existing drug that offers a new treatment.

Transplant study shows NHS can outshine US healthcare system

Transplant study shows NHS can outshine US healthcare system

Cystic fibrosis patients who undergo lung transplantation in the US have worse outcomes in the long run than NHS patients, according to latest study findings.

Caution urged over antibiotic scripts for pregnant women with asthma

Researchers have advised caution when prescribing antibiotics to women with asthma during pregnancy, as it may increase the risk of their child going on to develop the condition as well.

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Air quality in nursing homes ‘affects lung health of residents’

The indoor air quality in nursing homes can have a serious effect on the lung health of older residents, according to the findings of a European study.

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