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Respiratory assessment

18 June 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, part of Nursing Standards clinical skills series, discusses the ‘look, listen and feel’ approach to respiratory assessment. This will assist nurses to...

Peak expiratory flow measurement

06 June 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Effective peak flow measurement is useful to assess patients with respiratory conditions, particularly asthma. This article describes how nurses can assist patients...

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...