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Therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse

CPD

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...

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

30 April 2019

Primary Health Care

evidence and practice

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...

Nursing patients with acute aortic dissection in emergency departments

09 April 2019

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

Acute aortic dissection is an emergency condition that is often missed during initial assessment. Delay in diagnosis increases mortality, but the presentation can...

Non-medical prescribing: a reflective case study on prescribing anticoagulation for deep vein thrombosis

20 March 2019

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

Prescribing is a high-risk, complex skill. There are more than 50,000 nurse prescribers in the UK, and it is important that they undertake regular reflection on...

Using a structured clinical assessment to identify the cause of chest pain

25 March 2019

Nursing Standard

Pain

Chest pain is a common reason for patient presentation to emergency departments and visits to primary care settings. While most causes of chest pain are not...

Improving asthma care for children and young people through reflection

15 April 2019

Nursing Children and Young People

Long-term conditions

Asthma is a common condition, but there is evidence that it is not always managed well in the UK and deaths from asthma still occur. Locally non-medical prescribers...