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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’...

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...

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...

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...

Helping people live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

14 August 2019

Nursing Older People

Long-term conditions

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term condition characterised by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation. It is preventable and...

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...

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...