An online intervention featuring real-time information on locally circulating viruses may help reduce visits to GP practices for children with coughs and colds, suggests a study by UK researchers.
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.
Researchers have developed a new tool that they claim will help nurses deliver person-centred care to patients with progressive conditions.
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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.
Young people in the UK are more likely to die from asthma or have a poor quality of life from long-term conditions compared to counterparts in other high-income countries.
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”.
Giving nurses the tools to rapidly diagnose respiratory illnesses when patients walk into A&E can help ease winter pressures on busy hospitals, researchers say.
Design flaws with NHS portable oxygen systems have contributed to clinicians misinterpreting that oxygen was flowing to a patient during treatment, when it was in fact not, according to a review.
Too many lung cancer patients in the UK are missing out on “pivotal” support from a clinical nurse specialist, experts have warned.
Cognitive behavioural therapy intervention delivered by respiratory nurses can reduce anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to UK researchers.
Escalated efforts to encourage NHS nurses to get vaccinated against influenza ahead of the winter appear to be paying off, with figures indicating a small increase in uptake.
A specialist nurse has been awarded for her work in “transforming lives” in her career and wider community.
The toxic effects on the lung of drugs routinely prescribed to treat a range of common long-term conditions is much more widespread than thought, warn UK researchers.