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  • A patient with asthma

    How to interpret spirometry resultsSubscription

    The second in a two-part series on spirometry looks at how to interpret the test results and highlights possible reasons for abnormal results

  • Man having oxygen therapy

    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

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  • older man smoking

    Managing COPDSubscription

    A NICE guideline updates and adds recommendations on how to care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Profile of man with inhaler

    Diagnosing and treating vocal cord dysfunctionSubscription

    Vocal cord dysfunction is often mistaken for asthma. Increasing staff awareness of the condition is essential to effective diagnosis and treatment 

  • Child using inhaler

    "I felt that my concerns were being pushed aside"Subscription

    Jill McCormack’s son has asthma. Here she discusses her experiences of his care, contrasting community and hospital nursing

  • No smoking sign

    Understanding spirometrySubscription

    The first in a two-part series explores the purpose and technique of the spirometry test

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    Hypertonic saline for bronchiectasisSubscription

    A nurse-led initiative has demonstrated that nebulised hypertonic saline can help patients with bronchiectasis to clear secretions, improving their quality of life

  • Profile of individual with asthma inhaler

    'Respiratory strategy must be acted on if care is to improve'Subscription

    The Department of Health’s publication of An Outcomes Strategy for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) and Asthma in England last month is the culmination of several years’ persistent lobbying from health professionals and patient groups.

  • Delivering oxygen in acute care

    Delivering oxygen therapy in acute care: part 2Subscription

    In part 2 of our focus on oxygen therapy, we look at how developing a spectrum of respiratory support aids the appropriate admininstration of oxygen

  • respiratory care on the ward

    Delivering oxygen therapy in acute care: part 1Subscription

    Oxygen administration is important and common, but can cause harm. Nurses often have to start patients on oxygen therapy so need a good understanding of its use

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