Issue : November 2006
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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
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 ...
Debra Forster and Claire Winser discuss how collaborative working in an asthma service has improved the care of children with asthma in Nottingham.
Rachel Booker describes the procedure for using spirometry.
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.
VOL: 102, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 33-34
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
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
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...