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Arterial blood gas analysis

04 February 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

With increasing use of arterial blood gas analysis in various ward and other hospital settings to aid medical diagnosis and management, nurses who can interpret...

Prevention and management of pneumococcal disease

14 November 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Pneumococcal pneumonia is associated with high mortality in immunocompromised and older people. The authors discuss the role nurses have in increasing awareness of...

Minimising the risk of hospital transmission of pulmonary TB

10 October 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Pulmonary tuberculosis is a threat to other patients and healthcare workers in hospital settings. Laila King discusses the ways to minimise the risk of transmission.

Bronchodilators: implications for nursing practice

21 March 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Beta2-adrenoreceptor agonists are the most widely prescribed bronchodilators and are used for symptomatic control and as ‘rescue’ medication for people with asthma...

Inhaler devices: compliance with steroid therapy

15 August 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many people with asthma do not take their medication as prescribed. The use of inhaler devices is an important factor in patient compliance with steroid therapy....

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...

Cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety in children with asthma

06 November 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

A&S Science

Aim This article describes a study that aimed to investigate the effect of nurse-delivered behaviour therapy on anxiety levels and quality of life in children with...

Cognitive behaviour therapy for anxiety in children with asthma

01 November 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

Research

Aim This article describes a study that aimed to investigate the effect of nurse-delivered behaviour therapy on anxiety levels and quality of life in children with...

Oxygen therapy for older people

01 July 2004

Nursing Older People

CPD

Oxygen therapy requires careful assessment before treatment is commenced and ongoing monitoring. Teresa Smith reviews the use of oxygen with older people and...

Historical research: process, problems and pitfalls

24 March 1999

Nursing Standard

Art&science

Introduction In July 1998, the celebration of 50 years of the NHS led to a flurry of events and articles looking back over developments in nursing and health care....