Decongestants should not be given to young children because there is no evidence they help clear up a blocked or runny nose and their safety is unclear, according to experts investigating the effectiveness of treatments for the common cold.
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.
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
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.
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.
Carol Stonham aims to emphasise kindness in every aspect of her nursing career