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  • Nebulisers - 1: PreparationSubscription

    VOL: 96, ISSUE: 36, PAGE NO: 45GARY PORTER-JONES, RESPIRATORY NURSE SPECIALIST, GWYNEDD HOSPITAL, BANGOR, WALESNebulisation is a method of turning a drug or solution into a mist which is inhaled directly into the lungs. The most common nebulised drugs are bronchodilators, although many other drugs can be nebulised, for example, steroids and antibiotics.

  • Insertion and management of chest drainsSubscription

    VOL: 96, ISSUE: 37, PAGE NO: 3 Sarah Avery, RGN, is a ward manager, Glenfield Hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust Chest drains are used to manage various thoracic conditions by safely removing air (pneumothorax) or liquid (haemothorax, pleural effusion) from the pleural cavity, preventing it from being reintroduced and enabling the lungs to expand (Welch, 1993).

  • Identifying and treating PCPSubscription

    VOL: 96, ISSUE: 37, PAGE NO: 19 Veronica Bastow, MSc, SRP, is superintendent physiotherapist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

  • KNOW HOW Inhaler devicesSubscription

    VOL: 96, ISSUE: 37, PAGE NO: 16Linda Pearce, MSc, RN, SCM, OHNc, NPDip, respiratory specialist nurse, West Suffolk HospitalSponsored by an education grant from Allen & HanburysTypes of metered dose inhalers

  • Patient empowerment: the key to compliance in asthmaSubscription

    VOL: 96, ISSUE: 37, PAGE NO: 8

  • KNOW HOW Asthma inhalersSubscription

    VOL: 96, ISSUE: 37, PAGE NO: 14Linda Pearce MSc, RN, SCM, OHNc, NPDip, respiratory specialist nurse, West Suffolk HospitalSponsored by an education grant from Allen & HanburysThis guide explains how different types of inhaler devices work, and describes their benefits and drawbacks.

  • Asthma and womenSubscription

    VOL: 96, ISSUE: 37, PAGE NO: 10

  • Asthma care in a school environmentSubscription

    VOL: 96, ISSUE: 37, PAGE NO: 43Caia Francis, BSc, MSc, is a project coordinator/research nurse, Division of Primary Health Care, University of Bristol, and a member of The Nursing Times Good Practice Network. For GPN details, tel: 020 7383 5865‘I didn’t know my asthma could be this good. I didn’t know that I could feel this well. I thought that was how my asthma was. I thought that was how it should be.’

  • Measuring peak expiratory flowSubscription

    VOL: 96, ISSUE: 38, PAGE NO: 49PHIL JEVON, RESUSCITATION TRAINING OFFICER; BEVERLEY EWENS, CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST, MANOR HOSPITAL, WALSALLJOAN MANZIE, RESPIRATORY NURSE SPECIALIST, AT MANOR HOSPITAL, WALSALLPeak expiratory flow (PEF) or peak flow is defined as 'the maximum flow achievable from a forced expiration starting at full inspiration with an open glottis' (BTS & ARTP, 1994). It is a simple, cost-effective test in the assessment of respiratory disease.

  • Meeting patients' post-discharge needs after lung cancer surgerySubscription

    VOL: 96, ISSUE: 41, PAGE NO: 35

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