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Virtual learning placement - Respiratory

Welcome to this virtual placement on respiratory, in association with the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists and British Lung Foundation

This virtual learning placement was built in response to comments from student nurses about a lack of respiratory placements during their course. The content will be updated regularly and we're keen to hear what you think and what you'd like to see - use the form at the end to send us your feedback.

We've pulled together blogs and advice from respiratory nurse specialists, found out more about possible career pathways for those with an interest in respiratory, and our experts have answered your questions and concerns.

Please feel free to explore using the links below, and don't miss the 'Resources' and 'Video series' tabs on the right.


Getting started:


Asthma video series

In these six short videos, Deirdre Siddaway, ARNS committee member, talks us through how to provide a structured asthma review
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Respiratory rate 1: why measurement and recording are crucial

The respiratory rate is an essential observation but is often not recorded. This article, the first in a six-part series looking at the importance of this vital sign, explains why nurses need to measure and record it

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Birth of a research consortium for respiratory nursesSubscription

The recently created Respiratory Nurse Research Consortium strives to empower nurses to become active in research. This article explores its vision, mission, aims and objectives

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Stepping down asthma treatment: perceptions of primary care staffSubscription

Primary care practitioners do not always reduce inhaled medication doses for patients whose asthma is under control, despite this being recommended practice. A qualitative questionnaire study explored why

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Asthma bus touring schools improves pupils’ symptom controlSubscription

In 2018, the Slough ‘asthma bus’ will tour secondary schools in the borough of Slough for the third consecutive year. This initiative won the Respiratory Nursing category in the 2017 Nursing Times Awards

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Factors affecting patient outcomes in acute non-invasive ventilation Subscription

The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death undertook a study to ascertain aspects of care that could be improved for patients receiving non-invasive ventilation

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