Using COPD action plans to manage exacerbationsSubscription
People at risk of COPD exacerbations should be given self-management plans to encourage them to respond to increased symptoms - but do patients use them?
Patient information on nebulised antibioticsSubscription
A leaflet was designed to provide high-quality information to patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis who are prescribed nebulised antibiotics.
How to care for people with Parkinson’s diseaseSubscription
Patients with this complex and debilitating condition need individualised nursing care tailored to their needs to give optimal symptom control and improve quality of life
"I know what my body is telling me I need"Subscription
Alun Morgan, 62, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 49. He describes his contrasting experiences of nursing care during a short spell in hospital.
Helping to develop educational tools for health professionals will support people with diabetes to manage their injectable therapies in the best way
Treating staggered paracetamol overdose Subscription
This article explores the clinical consequences of staggered overdoses and offers treatment advice
Errors in insulin administration are common and can cause harm and even death. An audit aimed to standardise insulin syringe storage and labelling to improve safety
Injection technique in insulin therapySubscription
Insulin is the main injectable therapy used by people with diabetes, but often they do not receive adequate education on injection technique
Using OSCE for mandatory trainingSubscription
Nurses are often unenthusiastic about mandatory training, but an objective structured clinical examination approach can improve staff engagement.
This second article in a three-part series on osteoarthritis discusses pharmacological and non-pharmacological management. The third part will be published online