Opinion, analysis and debate
'Learning about respiratory disease feels too close to home, can I still succeed as a nurse?'Subscription
Can you advise this student nurse?
Respiratory nurses are integral to the care and support of those affected by lung disease. They coordinate care and can provide essential patient support from initial diagnosis to end of life - yet their role often remains unsung.
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How do provide care and guidance to patients who have no chance of a cure, and who are statistically likely to have little more than months to live?
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
Working as a prison nurse, you can make a difference to both service delivery and practice, says Nina Turner. This requires autonomous practitioners willing to challenge inequality and make change
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.
For the Department of Health’s Week of Action Rebecca Sherrington of the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists speaks about their strategy for improving respiratory disease mortality rates
#NTtwitchat live debate: "How can non-specialist nurses help patients stop smoking?"VideoSubscription
Smoking cessation #NTtwitchat Special with Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists and The British Lung Foundation
According to a study conducted by the Royal College of Physicians, every year second-hand smoke results in more than 165,000 new episodes of disease among children, 300,000 primary care consultations, 9,500 hospital admissions and around 40 sudden infant deaths.
Do we need a national COPD screening programme?Subscription
Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists’ response to consultation