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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.


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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 6: the benefits of continuous monitoringSubscription

What are the benefits of continuous respiratory rate monitoring? This final article in our six-part series on respiratory rate looks at the potential benefits of new technology to help detect deterioration

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Use of excessive oxygen in the acutely ill increases mortality rateSubscription

Findings of a systematic review by the National Institute for Health Research comparing the use of ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ oxygen therapies and their impact on patient mortality

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Respiratory rate 5: using this vital sign to detect deteriorationSubscription

How can respiratory rate assessment help identify community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis? This is the fifth in our six-part series on respiratory rate

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Respiratory rate 4: breathing rhythm and chest movementSubscription

The fourth article in our series on respiratory rate is a guide to the assessment of breathing rhythm and chest movement, which provide important information on a patient’s condition

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Respiratory rate 3: how to take an accurate measurementSubscription

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

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