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Issue : November 2006

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  • Knowledge: AspergillosisSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    Aspergillus is a species of moulds, some of which cause fungal infections in humans called aspergillosis. The majority of infections are caused by Aspergillus fumigatus and less frequently Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus clavatus

  • UK survey finds nurses lack training in respiratory disease, and other newsSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    News round-up

  • Best practice: Emergency oxygen for respiratory patientsSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    Oxygen is prescribed for hypoxaemic patients to increase alveolar oxygen tension and decrease the effort of breathing. Although principally life saving, in certain circumstances it can be lethal if prescribed and/or administered incorrectly. To ensure safe, effective delivery of oxygen, health professionals dealing with the administration, titration and monitoring of oxygen therapy should understand the principles that underpin its use. Carol Kelly and Anne Riches discuss administering ...

  • Development: The role of asthma link nurses for schoolsSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    Debra Forster and Claire Winser discuss how collaborative working in an asthma service has improved the care of children with asthma in Nottingham.

  • Best practice: Carrying out accurate spirometry testing - part 2Subscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    Rachel Booker describes the procedure for using spirometry.

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    Comment: Twenty years on, it’s time to fill the skills gapSubscription

    Clinical21 January, 2008

    Education for Health celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. So much has been achieved in the management of airways disease since the former National Respiratory Training Centre was established back in 1987 – but there is still much more to be done.

  • A comparison of British and US mortality outcomesSubscription

    Clinical28 November, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 33-34

  • Muscle physiology part 2: skeletal muscles and muscle fibresSubscription

    Clinical28 November, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 26 Marion Richardson BD, RN, CertEd, DipNurs, RNT, is senior lecturer, University of Hertfordshire.

  • Principles of resuscitation in primary careSubscription

    Clinical21 November, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 30, PAGE NO: 46 Phil Jevon, BSc, RN, PGCE, is resuscitation officer/clinical skills lead, Manor Hospital, Walsall; David Halliwell, MSc, is paramedic head of education, Dorset Ambulance NHS Trust. Phil Jevon and David Halliwell outline the action that health professionals should take when cardiac arrest occurs in the community.

  • Developing and implementing aphasia-friendly stroke information for patients, families and carersSubscription

    Clinical21 November, 2006

    VOL: 102, ISSUE: 47, PAGE NO: 32-33Author Isatu Mason, PGDipEd, SRN, SCM, RNStroke services coordinator, Tower Hamlets PCT and Barts and the London NHS Trusts. Information provision for patients who have suffered a stroke and their families and carers is lacking. Cur...

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