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Respiratory Nursing

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

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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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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.

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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.

Discharge after being in critical care is the start of a long recovery process for patients

Rehabilitating patients after critical care Subscription Required

Being in critical care can have negative effects on patients but implementing rehabilitation strategies at an early stage can aid long-term recovery.

Detail from myCOPD: patients can view training videos at a time that suits them

Improving outcomes with online COPD self-care Subscription Required

An innovative approach to the self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is demonstrating the efficacy of online patient support.

Feeling breathless can be a sign of an exacerbation of COPD

Systemic corticosteroids for acute COPD exacerbations Subscription Required

Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can result in hospital admission so it is essential that nurses know which treatments are most effective.

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.

Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust

Manchester A&E reopens following MERS virus scare

The accident and emergency department at Manchester Royal Infirmary has reopened after several patients tested negative for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

New score spots risk of complications in surgical patients

A tool to help identify surgical patients at risk for respiratory complications has been created by US researchers.

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GOLD guidelines ‘over-diagnose’ COPD in UK patients

Guidelines for chronic obstructive lung disease over-diagnose older men and under-diagnose younger women, claim two UK respiratory experts.

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Thousands of patients 'at risk from asthma prescribing errors'

Almost 23,000 people with asthma may have been unsafely prescribed medication for their condition in recent years that puts them at a higher risk of death, according to data analysis by a charity.

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Aerobic exercise seems to ‘curb asthma severity’

Aerobic exercise seems to ‘curb asthma severity’

Aerobic exercise seems to curb the severity of asthma symptoms and improves quality of life, according to a small study in Brazil.

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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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An overview of acute exacerbations of COPD

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Assessing and preventing acute exacerbations of COPD

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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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