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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’...

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...

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...

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...

Effective management of adult patients with asthma

22 July 2019

Nursing Standard


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...

Using play to educate children about asthma

06 May 2020

Primary Health Care

respiratory care

Asthma morbidity and mortality rates continue to rise, and it has been identified that many adults and children with the condition do not receive basic asthma care...

Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements of respiratory assessment

17 August 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

respiratory system

This article is the fifth in a series on the biological basis of child health. It describes the development of the respiratory system, which starts relatively late...