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Asthma care – time for a rethink

25 November 2014

Primary Health Care


Asthma is a common problem managed in primary care, however many patients do not have good control of their condition. This article looks at routine asthma care,...

Intrapleural chest drainage

05 June 2013

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Abnormal fluid or air between the pleura results in respiratory distress and can cause death, if untreated. Intrapleural chest drains are used to remove abnormal...

Transition and transfer of young people with cystic fibrosis to adult care

08 August 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

Service evaluation

Treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) remains arduous and time-consuming, with young people in particular struggling to balance these demands with living a ‘normal’...

Nursing management of paediatric asthma in emergency departments

26 October 2018

Emergency Nurse


Childhood asthma is a complex disease which may be resistant to treatment and varies in its clinical presentation. The number of children admitted to emergency...

Use of combined inhalers for stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

14 February 2018

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

The mission of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to improve health outcomes through increasing the use of the Cochrane Library and supporting Cochrane’s role...

Recognition and management of asthma in children and young people

16 September 2015

Nursing Standard


Asthma is a common childhood disorder that has global significance. Developing an understanding of the aetiology, effects, diagnosis and management of the disorder...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease part 1: smoking cessation

15 April 2015

Nursing Standard


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common in the UK and causes a significant burden to patients and the NHS. Healthcare provision for COPD is largely...

Palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease

06 May 2015

Nursing Standard


Non-malignant respiratory disease is a chronic life-limiting condition that requires holistic palliative care. Patients with non-malignant respiratory disease have a...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease part 2: non-pharmacological therapy

22 April 2015

Nursing Standard


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common, progressive and disabling disease that causes significant burden to patients, their families, and the NHS....

Treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

29 October 2014

Nursing Standard


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease characterised by breathlessness, cough and sputum production. Progressively worsening...