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Category list : Hypercapnia

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  • Non-invasive ventilation can improve the efficiency and length of a person’s sleep

    Issues of home-based non-invasive ventilationSubscription

    Clinical7 November, 2016

    Non-invasive ventilation is increasingly used to manage patients with COPD at home, but the evidence base is poor and competent professionals are insufficient in number

  • Nasal cannula

    Practical procedures: oxygen therapySubscription

    Clinical11 January, 2016

    Oxygen therapy can be lifesaving but nurses must know how it works, when to use it, and how to correctly assess and evaluate a patient’s treatment

  • A full face mask must be worn during the delivery of non-invasive ventilation therapy

    Treatment of obesity hypoventilation syndromeSubscription

    Clinical14 December, 2015

    Obesity hypoventilation syndrome affects physical and mental health. Treatment should focus on weight loss but is aided by managing symptoms via non-invasive ventilation

  • Respiratory nurses play a fundamental role in the care pathway of patients with COPD

    An audit of care provided to patients with COPDSubscription

    Clinical27 April, 2015

    Nationwide audit of COPD care reveals many aspects of provision have improved, but the number of units with specialist nurses managing COPD caseloads has declined

  • Non-invasive ventilation in COPD exacerbations

    Non-invasive ventilation in COPD exacerbationsSubscription

    Clinical9 September, 2013

    Non-invasive ventilation can be extremely effective in treating acute type 2 respiratory failure in patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Delivering oxygen in acute care

    Delivering oxygen therapy in acute care: part 2Subscription

    Clinical4 June, 2011

    In part 2 of our focus on oxygen therapy, we look at how developing a spectrum of respiratory support aids the appropriate admininstration of oxygen

  • respiratory care on the ward

    Delivering oxygen therapy in acute care: part 1Subscription

    Clinical27 May, 2011

    Oxygen administration is important and common, but can cause harm. Nurses often have to start patients on oxygen therapy so need a good understanding of its use

  • Blood sample blood test diagnostic test assessment

    Managing hypoxia and hypercapniaSubscription

    Clinical18 March, 2003

    The main objective when treating hypoxia (a deficiency of oxygen in the tissues) and hypercapnia (a high concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood) is to give sufficient oxygen to ensure that the patient is safe and his or her condition does not deteriorate.