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Therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse


Prompt treatment of patients with cardiorespiratory arrest can mean the difference between life and death. This article analyses the use of therapeutic hypothermia...

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in end of life care

22 August 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

This article discusses ethical, legal and professional issues surrounding ‘do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ (DNACPR) decisions in end of life care. The...

Focus on asthma 3: the psychosocial effects of asthma on the child and the family

21 June 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

respiratory diseases

This article is the third in a series on asthma. The first article explored global and UK trends in asthma and asthma care as they relate to children and young...

Recognising and managing non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease

23 March 2022

Primary Health Care

Pulmonary disease

Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are organisms that live in water systems, soil and vegetation. Humans come into contact with NTM every day, but relatively few...

Congenital heart disease: factors influencing parents’ knowledge of their child’s condition

15 March 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

literature review

The extent of parental knowledge is an important factor in the care of children with congenital heart disease (CHD), with research recommending that to achieve...

Managing post-operative stroke following cardiac surgery

11 December 2023

Nursing Standard

Care experience

Stroke is a complication that can occur in patients who have undergone cardiac surgery and can lead to life-threatening consequences. The causes of post-operative...

Developing a nurse-led salbutamol weaning pathway for children and young people with asthma or viral-induced wheeze

06 November 2023

Nursing Children and Young People

respiratory diseases

Acute asthma exacerbations and viral-induced wheeze are common presenting complaints on one general paediatric ward in a tertiary children’s hospital in England. An...

Continuity of care for adults living in the community who have been diagnosed with congenital heart disease

30 April 2019

Primary Health Care

Scoping review

There is a need for continuity of care for adults diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD) who have transitioned out of paediatric services and live in the...

Effective management of adult patients with asthma

22 July 2019

Nursing Standard


Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that can affect people of all ages. Globally, asthma is one of the most common non-communicable diseases and is associated...

Care of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease

01 July 2019

Nursing Standard


Congenital heart disease refers to an anatomical or physiological defect of the heart that is present at birth. Over the past three decades there have been...