Opinion and debate
Influenza is seen and anticipated every year all around the world. In the UK, experts use countries like Australia as a gauge of what the season likely has in store for us, explains Pat Cattini.
Current asthma guidance - where do we stand?Subscription
Asthma treatment guidance is essential - but only if it’s not contradictory, explains Natalie Harper, the respiratory advanced nurse practitioner at Dorset County Hospital.
Fenella’s experience as both an in- and out-patient varied considerably depending on staffing levels and the number of regular staff employed
Asthma is a heavy burden on the UK and is often overlooked. There are now 5.4 million people currently receiving treatment for the condition which equates to around one in every 11 children and one in 12 adults.
Oxygen is potentially harmful if given incorrectly. Katy Beckford stresses that it must be treated as a drug and that clinicians need to be trained in the risks associated with overdosing
About half of deaths in patients with a tracheostomy occur as a result of displacement or dislodgement of the tube.
Being the best nurse you canSubscription
The best part of nursing is understanding the patient’s journey, says Lorraine Ozerovitch
When your patient needs care but wants company, it can be difficult to find the right balance, as community nurse Sue McCreadie found when she nursed Cherry.
The milk of human kindnessSubscription
Carol Stonham aims to emphasise kindness in every aspect of her nursing career
While most people will be taking an extended break from work, nurses around the country will be delivering care to the one in four of the population with a long-term condition.