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Bronchiectasis: pathophysiology, presentation and management

30 September 2008

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Bronchiectasis, although not as common as other respiratory disorders, can be life-limiting and remains a significant problem for many patients, as well as being a...

Asthma control and morbidity: a comparison of inhaler devices

25 September 1996

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This study assessed the difference in efficacy and patient morbidity when asthma drug therapy was administered by either a dry powder device (DPD) or metered dose...

Bronchiectasis: pathophysiology, presentation and management

25 September 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

Bronchiectasis, although not as common as other respiratory disorders, can be life-limiting and remains a significant problem for many patients, as well as being a...

The use of the laryngeal mask airway in recovery

06 November 1996

Nursing Standard

Airway maintenance

The laryngeal mask airway (LMA), commonly used in the operating theatre, is increasingly being used by hospitals for the management of cardiorespiratory arrest and...

Chronic respiratory illness - a challenge for nurses

19 March 1997

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Clinical

Respiratory disease is responsible for much acute and chronic ill health with varying degrees of disability. It is the single most common reason why people consult...

Managing chronic obstructive disease

15 November 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical respiratory nursing

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a term which encompasses a range of different conditions. This article explains the various presentations and discusses how...

Improving inhaler technique in patients with asthma

08 November 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article provides an overview of the key issues relating to the selection and use of inhaler devices in the treatment of asthma. The article reviews the features...

Avian influenza: are you prepared?

17 October 2006

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

This article aims to assist healthcare workers to prepare, both in their professional and personal life, for a possible influenza pandemic. It identifies the medical...

Home ventilation: how to plan for discharge

12 July 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical community nursing

People now have more choice about where they would like to be cared for, with many preferring to be cared for at home. For all medical specialties, the length of...

Assessment of a breathless patient

03 January 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article discusses a systematic approach to the assessment of a breathless patient and outlines the principles of oxygen delivery. The indications for oxygen...
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