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.
What is the procedure for accurately measuring patients’ respiratory rate? What are its limitations? This is the third article in our six-part series on the respiratory rate
Respiratory rate is a vital sign but is often not recorded. This article, the second in a six-part series, explains the anatomy and physiology of breathing and how it is affected by ill health
A programme offering recent migrants screening for tuberculosis in primary care has helped identify people with latent infection, who can thus access treatment and avoid developing active disease
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
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