Latest respiratory research
Nurses are well placed to support smoking cessation. This summary outlines the nursing implications of a recent Cochrane review on motivational interviewing
Intravenous antibiotics in cystic fibrosisSubscription
What is the optimum duration of antibiotic therapy to treat chest exacerbations in CF?
Reviewing home oxygen servicesSubscription
Demand for home oxygen therapy is growing. Carrying out an assessment and review of this service can result in financial savings and improve patient care
Jill McCormack’s son has asthma. Here she discusses her experiences of his care, contrasting community and hospital nursing
"Just Do It": nurse-led change in NottinghamSubscription
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust has created a quality-improvement scheme that gives nurses the opportunity to have their ideas put into practice with minimal delay
In 2004, a child died after being fed through a nasogastric tube that had been misplaced in her lungs.
Good communication, openness, honesty and support are key to making palliative care manageable for relatives and carers
Nurses need to demonstrate their contribution to care by describing, measuring and comparing what they do at an international level
In 2001, when the National Service Framework for Older People was published, I was working as a newly appointed consultant nurse for older people. I welcomed the NSF because it was a way of highlighting the importance of developing services and care for older people.
According to a study conducted by the Royal College of Physicians, every year second-hand smoke results in more than 165,000 new episodes of disease among children, 300,000 primary care consultations, 9,500 hospital admissions and around 40 sudden infant deaths.