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Care and nursing management of a child with a chest drain

24 December 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

Caring for and managing an infant or a child with a chest drain may cause the children’s nurse some anxiety because, although the management is relatively simple,...

Oxygen therapy for acutely ill patients in community settings

07 October 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

Given the trend to manage patients with more severe exacerbations of chronic respiratory conditions in the community, nurses will increasingly be required to assess...

Asthma update: recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and management

30 June 2012

Primary Health Care

CPD

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways associated with a high level of morbidity. In the UK, much of the responsibility for asthma management rests...

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...

Artificial humidification for the mechanically ventilated patient

27 October 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Caring for patients who are mechanically ventilated poses many challenges for critical care nurses. It is important to humidify the patient’s airways artificially to...

Delivering non-invasive respiratory support to patients in hospital

20 May 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article provides an overview of non-invasive respiratory support, with particular reference to continuous positive airway pressure and bilevel non-invasive...

Prone positioning in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome

27 January 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious and complex condition. Despite technological advances in treatment, it is associated with a high mortality...

Care of adult patients with a temporary tracheostomy

14 September 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

The insertion of a temporary tracheostomy is a common procedure in the critical care environment. This article aims to explore the evidence relating to the nursing...