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Oxygen therapy for acutely ill patients in community settings

13 October 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Given the trend to manage patients with more severe exacerbations of chronic respiratory conditions in the community, nurses will increasingly be required to assess...

Best practice in the use of spirometry

10 August 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines spirometry as a method of detecting lung disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods of producing an accurate...

Inhaled bronchodilators for chronic bronchitis and emphysema

06 October 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The article discusses the pharmacology of oral bronchodilators and their role in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Management of acute...

Oxygen therapy for acutely ill patients in community settings

07 October 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

Given the trend to manage patients with more severe exacerbations of chronic respiratory conditions in the community, nurses will increasingly be required to assess...

Helping patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease adhere to regimens

04 June 2010

Primary Health Care

CPD

The management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is complex because people need to make behavioural and lifestyle changes while also taking...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): updated guidelines

08 October 2010

Primary Health Care

CPD

In 2004 the first National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were published. They have...

Remote control

09 November 2010

Nursing Standard

Features

On a remote Scottish island, technology is helping patients monitor their own pulmonary disease and alert nurses to any deterioration.

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...

Managing a patient with COPD and comorbidities: a case study

25 November 2015

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This case study provides a critical analysis of the management of a patient with long-term conditions in a community matron service. Particular attention is given to...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease part 1: smoking cessation

15 April 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common in the UK and causes a significant burden to patients and the NHS. Healthcare provision for COPD is largely...