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Patient-focused outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

30 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Learning zone

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has a significant effect on the lives of people diagnosed with the condition, not just physically, but also socially,...

Administration of oxygen therapy

29 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article aims to increase nurses’ knowledge of the safe administration of oxygen therapy in acute care. The administration and potential complications associated...

Non-invasive ventilation: a nurse-led service

06 October 2009

Emergency Nurse


Respiratory diseases are the third most common presentations to emergency departments (EDs) in the Republic of Ireland. Evidence suggests that early non-invasive...

Nursing model to deliver respiratory research

01 March 2013

Nursing Management

Art & Science

Southampton Research and Development Department has managed several chronic obstructive pulmonary disease research studies, leading to the development of a unique...

Breathing space

08 August 2006

Nursing Standard


Plans for a national service framework for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were announced recently. Care tailored to individual needs pays dividends.

Correct technique for using aerosol inhaler devices

05 September 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Using an inhaler device correctly is essential to ensure that patients receive maximum benefit from their prescribed medication. The most effective inhaler device is...

Providing anticipatory care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

08 November 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes an initiative pioneered by the Met Office which uses weekly weather forecasts to enable the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...

Diagnosis and management of patients with COPD in primary care

27 October 2010

Nursing Standard


This article discusses the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care, in the light of recent updates to national guidelines....

Acute oxygen therapy for patients in the community

23 January 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses the administration of acute oxygen therapy in the community setting, and emphasises the importance of achieving target blood oxygen saturation...

Caring for a patient newly diagnosed with COPD: a reflective account

10 August 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In this article I reflect on my role as a respiratory nurse specialist caring for a patient newly diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The...