Latest respiratory research
Why we can't give up on smokingSubscription
Amanda Clark, RN, MA.Deputy Editor, Professional Nurse'Sick of smoking? Why not give up?' This invitation is the theme of this year's National No Smoking Day on Wednesday 12 March.
Oxygen is one of the most commonly administered drugs in acute care, often at high doses. However, given inappropriately, it can have adverse effects and, in susceptible patients, its injudicious use causes harm - even death.
Why can't we see what is right in front of us?Subscription
Failure to spot deteriorating patients is a growing problem. The first step to fixing this is admitting your skills may not be up to date - it is your duty to stay informed, says Dan Higgins
VOL: 100, ISSUE: 43, PAGE NO: 31- Whooping cough or pertussis is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Bordetella pertussis….
Nasal cannulas are used to deliver oxygen when a low flow, low or medium concentration is required, and the patient is in a stable state.
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Nursing practice often involves undertaking procedures about which there is debate or uncertainty. In Practice Questions we ask experts to determine how nurses should approach these procedures
Continuing professional development is vital for all nurses to move between jobs. This study looked at the factors that helped or hindered band 5 nurses’ progress
Week 2 Diagnosis and assessmentSubscription
VOL: 98, ISSUE: 36, PAGE NO: 27JUDITH McALLISTER, MA,RN, Respiratory Specialist Nurse, North Peterborough Primary Care Trust; Regional Trainer, Asthma and COPD, National Respiratory Training Centre, WarwickSponsored by PFIZERJUDITH McALLISTER, MA,RN, Respiratory Specialist Nurse, North Peterborough Primary Care Trust; Regional Trainer, Asthma and COPD, National Respiratory Training Centre, Warwick
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).
As the COPD strategy sets out what patients can expect, respiratory nurse specialists must ensure that they influence how services are set up and run