Opinion, analysis and debate
Jemma Gardner uses advanced skills to work solo, flying across the frozen north.
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'Will the UK ever permit assisted suicide?'Subscription
Respiratory nurse and Nursing Times blogger Janelle Yorke on why the assisted suicide debate is pertinent to respiratory nursing
As I’m sure you’re aware, Beyond the Bedpan loves nothing more than to look down our nose at people. We’re naturally suspicious. So the recommendation that nurses and midwives give breath tests to pregnant women to check if they’re lying about smoking seems highly sensible to us.
Oxygen is one of the most commonly administered drugs in acute care, often at high doses. However, given inappropriately, it can have adverse effects and, in susceptible patients, its injudicious use causes harm - even death.
Why can't we see what is right in front of us?Subscription
Failure to spot deteriorating patients is a growing problem. The first step to fixing this is admitting your skills may not be up to date - it is your duty to stay informed, says Dan Higgins
Why are patients and healthcare professionals not as engaged with respiratory care as with other diseases?Subscription
Having been involved in the asthma deaths inquiry panel, Rebecca Sherrington questions why simple changes aren’t being made in respiratory care
In helping people battle substance misuse, Paul Thompson has learnt it’s not just the patients who need educating
About half of deaths in patients with a tracheostomy occur as a result of displacement or dislodgement of the tube.
'Those affected by mesothelioma deserve far better than what they’ve had over the past 20 years'Subscription
Mesothelioma care has come a long way in the past 20 years, explains specialist nurse Leah Taylor