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Recognising and managing community-acquired pneumonia

18 November 2015

Nursing Standard


Pneumonia remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the UK and yet the seriousness of the disease is underestimated. Pneumonia can be...

Treating lower respiratory tract ailments in children and infants

07 December 2011

Emergency Nurse


This article offers a guide to history taking and initial assessment of children with respiratory ailments, outlines the risk factors involved and describes referral...

Pneumonia: classification, diagnosis and nursing management

29 June 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of pneumonia as a high-incidence respiratory disease of varying severity in the 21st century. Many cases are mild to moderate and...

Effective management of lower respiratory tract infections in childhood

27 November 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


This article summarises the five most common lower respiratory tract infections seen in acute care, guiding the nurse in assessment and early recognition of signs of...

Nursing management of childhood chickenpox infection

08 December 2017

Emergency Nurse


Chickenpox is an extremely contagious infectious disease caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV). It is a common childhood illness characterised by an itchy vesicular...

Nurse-led implementation of a ventilator-associated pneumonia care bundle in a children’s critical care unit

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the leading cause of death with hospital-acquired infections, and preventing it is one of the Saving Lives initiatives...

Investigating patient outcomes and healthcare costs associated with ventilator-associated pneumonia

26 October 2021

Nursing Management

Professional issues

Background Ventilator-associated pneumonia is the most frequent infection seen in intensive care units. Of those patients with an endotracheal tube, many will...

Nurse-led advanced cardiovascular assessment: a case study

04 September 2019

Primary Health Care

differential diagnosis

This case study shows the complexity of nurse-led physical assessment in general practice and examines the reasoning behind the differential diagnosis of heart...