Being in hospital could provide an opportunity for nurses to improve poor inhaler technique among young patients admitted for asthma, according to US researchers.
A substantial proportion of hospital patients and healthcare workers shed the influenza virus before the appearance of clinical symptoms, according to Swiss researchers who examined flu transmission.
Nurses should consider encouraging asthma patients to choose an inhaler that is both best for them and also the environment, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The skills of specialist tuberculosis nurses must not be cast aside as headway is made on eradicating the disease in England, a leader in the field has warned.
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Patients with tuberculosis are more likely to continue their drug treatment if they are supported by smartphones rather than attending face-to-face appointments, according to researchers.
Hospital trusts will need to boost their specialist nurse numbers to enable the introduction of a raft of new high-quality molecular diagnostic tests for all lung cancer patients, a report has warned.
Drug regulators have approved a combination of fluticasone and formoterol in a device that can be used with a spacer for treating asthma in children.
A third biological treatment looks set to be approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for treating patients with severe asthma in England and Wales.
More money must be injected into developing the next generation of respiratory nurses to replace those preparing for retirement, according to experts who warned of a looming workforce “crisis”.