Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, especially those who also have other chronic illnesses, are at greater risk of adverse medication reactions, according to a UK primary care study.
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.
A range of key capacity issues and concerns have converged today, leading to warnings that the winter pressures facing the NHS have reached a “watershed moment”.
NHS employers are being urged to ensure nurses and other clinicians know how to operate oxygen cylinders correctly, after a number of incidents in which patients died due to their incorrect use.
Nurses and doctors have been told that non-urgent inpatient elective care in England should be deferred until the end of the month, in an extension of measures to cope with winter pressures.
A dedicated theatre nurse has today been presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) in recognition of her services to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Glasgow.
Asthma patients who continue to have problems, despite receiving standard treatment, experience an improved quality of life when they are taught breathing exercises, according to UK researchers.
Louise Gilham has been appointed to a newly created mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist post to support patients across Kent.
Hospital trusts must take note of evidence showing that lung disease is “almost unique” high seasonal variation, with a rise in admissions coinciding with cold weather episodes.
A new specialist emergency care hospital in Northumbria has found that direct admission under respiratory specialist care 24/7 can radically reduce death rates from chronic lung disease.