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Respiratory Nursing at a Glance

25 January 2017

Learning Disability Practice

Book Review

Respiratory Nursing at a Glance is an excellent addition to this series. It contains information on key respiratory conditions presented in a succinct manner....

Too late for some

01 October 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Opinion

MY FATHER-IN-LAW had the misfortune to be admitted to his local hospital with advanced cancer in the weeks after withdrawal of the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP)....

Diagnosis and management of patients with pleural effusions

11 June 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Pleural effusions occur when fluid accumulates between the visceral and parietal pleura in the chest cavity, preventing the lung from expanding fully during...

Measuring peak expiratory flow rate: what the nurse needs to know

11 January 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points This article provides information on monitoring a patient’s peak expiratory flow rate. It explains the rationale for measuring the peak...

Pulse oximetry: what the nurse needs to know

29 March 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Measurement of peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2) is used to identify early hypoxia in patients and evaluate the effectiveness of oxygen...

Sputum collection and analysis: what the nurse needs to know

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Rationale and key points Rationale and key points Sputum is the term used to describe mucus that has been expectorated. It consists of secretions and other matter...

X-rays: what the nurse needs to know

30 August 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Rationale and key points X-ray imaging is a form of electromagnetic radiation that is able to pass through the human body producing an image of the internal...

Nursing care of patients with a temporary tracheostomy

25 February 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Safety considerations are important when caring for a patient with a temporary tracheostomy. Early detection and resolution of problems in tracheostomy management...

Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation

14 October 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

All UK nurses and midwives will be required to perform revalidation as part of their registration process, from April 2016. This entails a pre-determined number of...

Respiratory Nursing at a Glance

07 December 2016

Nursing Standard

Book Review

This text presents information on respiratory conditions in a succinct manner, beginning with an overview of the historical context of respiratory nursing and moving...
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