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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...

Improving inhaler technique in patients with asthma

02 November 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

This article provides an overview of the key issues relating to the selection and use of inhaler devices in the treatment of asthma. The article reviews the features...

Recognising and managing community-acquired pneumonia

18 November 2015

Nursing Standard

CPD

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

Clinical assessment and management of a child with bronchiolitis

01 October 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

Continuing professional development

Children’s nurses frequently encounter children who have bronchiolitis and the severity of the illness can vary from mild to severe. This article is designed to...

Effective management of lower respiratory tract infections in childhood

27 November 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

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...

Clinical assessment and management of a child with bronchiolitis

04 October 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

Children’s nurses frequently encounter children who have bronchiolitis and the severity of the illness can vary from mild to severe. This article is designed to...

Prone positioning in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome

15 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Art &science respiratory focus

Prone positioning is a technique used to treat patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Nurses are ideally placed to initiate and manage prone...

Prone positioning in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome

09 November 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Prone positioning is a technique used to treat patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Nurses are ideally placed to initiate and manage prone...

Coughs and colds: nurse management of upper respiratory tract infection

06 June 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Background Nurses in general practice are Increasingly managing minor illness. This literature review examines the management of upper respiratory tract infection...