An innovative scheme that sees nurses visit patients where they live improves care for people with lung disease, frees up hospital beds and saves health service resources, according to researchers.
Overcrowded accident and emergency departments, symptomatic of the NHS, especially in winter, can lead to vital delays in patients receiving treatment for sepsis, warn US researchers.
Pressure on accident and emergency departments means they are finding it “challenging” to meet standards for timely treatment for asthma patients, warn the authors of an audit.
A “unique” smartphone app to help asthma patients manage their condition has been developed through a partnership involving academics and a pharmaceutical company.
Three specific lots of asthma inhalers are being recalled, including preventer and emergency relief inhalers, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has warned.
A leading charity is reminding patients and clinicians that a scarf “can save a life” when it comes to preventing exacerbations among those with asthma during cold winter temperatures.
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.
A new mesothelioma clinical nurse specialist has been appointed to support the high number of patients with the condition across Merseyside and Cheshire.
Nurses can now access asthma plans in 10 different languages including Arabic and Polish to help patients who do not speak English better manage their condition.
Children with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics, even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without condition, according to researchers.