Opinion, analysis and debate
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.
Current asthma guidance - where do we stand?Subscription
Asthma treatment guidance is essential - but only if it’s not contradictory, explains Natalie Harper, the respiratory advanced nurse practitioner at Dorset County Hospital.
Fenella’s experience as both an in- and out-patient varied considerably depending on staffing levels and the number of regular staff employed
Oxygen is potentially harmful if given incorrectly. Katy Beckford stresses that it must be treated as a drug and that clinicians need to be trained in the risks associated with overdosing
Service aids prisoners with sleep apnoeaSubscription
Prison sentences deprive offenders of their liberty, but they can also deprive them of healthcare, due to the difficulty and expense of taking them out of prison for appointments
About half of deaths in patients with a tracheostomy occur as a result of displacement or dislodgement of the tube.
Being the best nurse you canSubscription
The best part of nursing is understanding the patient’s journey, says Lorraine Ozerovitch
When your patient needs care but wants company, it can be difficult to find the right balance, as community nurse Sue McCreadie found when she nursed Cherry.
The milk of human kindnessSubscription
Carol Stonham aims to emphasise kindness in every aspect of her nursing career
While most people will be taking an extended break from work, nurses around the country will be delivering care to the one in four of the population with a long-term condition.
What makes a good leader? Rebecca Sherrington found out first hand
One of the potential risks of practising in a very specialist field is the tendency to see everything through the narrow spectrum of that specialty, or even a small aspect of that specialty.
'The reality of living with home oxygen'Subscription
While many patients, relatives and even healthcare professionals view oxygen therapy as ‘harmless and helpful’, the reality is quite different.
Can a patient travel if they use oxygen?Subscription
Find out how our expert answered
I make a point to go to scientific conferences to ensure I keep in touch with the latest areas of discussion, and last week I attended my first RCN Congress.
'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
'Running Breathe Easy Camden is the most satisfying thing I’ve done'VideoSubscription
Ever heard of Breathe Easy? Read on to find out how these groups help people living with lung conditions, and how you can get involved
Becoming an active member of a professional organisation may take you out of your comfort zone, but is interesting and rewarding, says Rebecca Sherrington
With reviews and reports throwing up questions about whether there exists a lack of compassion in healthcare, Emma Vincent asks if compassion truly is something that can be taught.
'Learning about respiratory disease feels too close to home, can I still succeed as a nurse?'Subscription
Can you advise this student nurse?