Issue : 10 June 2008
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Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy 2: managementSubscription
This two-part unit explores miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. This part, part 2, outlines diagnosis, management and key nursing interventions. It also discusses the emotional impact of pregnancy loss.
The use of Domiciliary Oxygen therapySubscription
Authors Carol Kelly, MA, BSc, RGN, is senior lecturer, Edge Hill University/Respiratory Education UK; Dave Lynes, PhD, RN, is head of academic services, Respiratory Education UKAbstract Kelly, C., Lynes, D. (2008) The use of domiciliary oxygen therapy. Nursing Times; 104: 23, 46–48.Carol Kelly and Dave Lynes discuss the evidence and assessment for domiciliary oxygen, as well as considering oxygen therapy in palliative care.
Interpreting the Language of BreathlessnessSubscription
Authors Janelle Yorke, MRes, GradDip, RGN, lecturer; Anne-Marie Russell, PGCE, MSc, BSc, RM, RN, RHV, LPE, lecturer/nurse practitioner, both at School of Nursing, University of Salford.
We need more research to manage dyspnoeaSubscription
My invitation to write this editorial came as I was attending the American Thoracic Society’s (ATS) International Conference in Toronto, Canada (16–21 May).
New test for severe asthma in childrenSubscription
British Lung Foundation researchers at Imperial College have discovered that testing the phlegm, fluid and gases breathed out by children with severe asthma is an effective way of monitoring inflammation.
Chemical and physical methods of reducing exposure to house dust mite allergens have not been recommended by a Cochrane review.
Updated asthma guidelines have called for greater recognition of difficult-to-control asthma.
Why is mental health nursing unpopular?Subscription
A US study suggests mental health nurses are viewed negatively by other nurses. Lisa Hitchen asks why.
Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust is leading the way on race equality and diversity, reveals Victoria Hoban.
Is it time to get rid of targets?Subscription
Concerns have been raised that continuing government focus on targets for the NHS is having a negative effect on nursing care.