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Therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Prompt treatment of patients with cardiorespiratory arrest can mean the difference between life and death. This article analyses the use of therapeutic hypothermia...

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in end of life care

22 August 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

This article discusses ethical, legal and professional issues surrounding ‘do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ (DNACPR) decisions in end of life care. The...

The role of the community matron: a structured approach to case management

22 May 2019

Nursing Older People

evidence and practice

The role of the community matron in supporting patients with long-term conditions through holistic case management is well established, as is learning through...

Continuity of care for adults living in the community who have been diagnosed with congenital heart disease

30 April 2019

Primary Health Care

Scoping review

There is a need for continuity of care for adults diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD) who have transitioned out of paediatric services and live in the...

Effective management of adult patients with asthma

22 July 2019

Nursing Standard

cardiorespiratory

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that can affect people of all ages. Globally, asthma is one of the most common non-communicable diseases and is associated...

Care of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease

01 July 2019

Nursing Standard

cardiorespiratory

Congenital heart disease refers to an anatomical or physiological defect of the heart that is present at birth. Over the past three decades there have been...

Nursing patients with acute aortic dissection in emergency departments

09 April 2019

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

Acute aortic dissection is an emergency condition that is often missed during initial assessment. Delay in diagnosis increases mortality, but the presentation can...

Non-medical prescribing: a reflective case study on prescribing anticoagulation for deep vein thrombosis

20 March 2019

Emergency Nurse

Reflection

Prescribing is a high-risk, complex skill. There are more than 50,000 nurse prescribers in the UK, and it is important that they undertake regular reflection on...

Exploring the implementation of family-witnessed resuscitation in children and young people

30 September 2019

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

There are varying opinions about family-witnessed resuscitation in children and young people throughout the literature and the guidance on this practice is outdated...

Using a structured clinical assessment to identify the cause of chest pain

25 March 2019

Nursing Standard

Pain

Chest pain is a common reason for patient presentation to emergency departments and visits to primary care settings. While most causes of chest pain are not...