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.
This second article in a six-part series on the effects of bedrest explains how prolonged bedrest negatively affects the respiratory and haematological systems and mental health
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
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
How can respiratory rate assessment help identify community-acquired pneumonia and sepsis? This is the fifth in our six-part series on respiratory rate
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