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Diagnosis and management of patients with pleural effusions

11 June 2014

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CPD

Pleural effusions occur when fluid accumulates between the visceral and parietal pleura in the chest cavity, preventing the lung from expanding fully during...

Caring for a patient newly diagnosed with COPD: a reflective account

10 August 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In this article I reflect on my role as a respiratory nurse specialist caring for a patient newly diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The...

Recognition and management of asthma in children and young people

16 September 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Asthma is a common childhood disorder that has global significance. Developing an understanding of the aetiology, effects, diagnosis and management of the disorder...

Palliative care for patients with chronic respiratory disease

05 October 2011

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Art & Science

The article provides an overview of the key issues relating to palliative care for patients with chronic respiratory disease. The need for palliative care in this...

Managing severe breathlessness in patients with end-stage COPD

10 October 2012

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CPD

The disease trajectory in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be long and uncertain, making it difficult to identify when patients are at the end-stage...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease part 1: smoking cessation

15 April 2015

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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...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease part 2: non-pharmacological therapy

22 April 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common, progressive and disabling disease that causes significant burden to patients, their families, and the NHS....

Treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

29 October 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease characterised by breathlessness, cough and sputum production. Progressively worsening...
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