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Therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Prompt treatment of patients with cardiorespiratory arrest can mean the difference between life and death. This article analyses the use of therapeutic hypothermia...

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in end of life care

22 August 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

This article discusses ethical, legal and professional issues surrounding ‘do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation’ (DNACPR) decisions in end of life care. The...

Focus on asthma 3: the psychosocial effects of asthma on the child and the family

21 June 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

This article is the third in a series on asthma. The first article explored global and UK trends in asthma and asthma care as they relate to children and young...

Congenital heart disease: factors influencing parents’ knowledge of their child’s condition

15 March 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

literature review

The extent of parental knowledge is an important factor in the care of children with congenital heart disease (CHD), with research recommending that to achieve...

Continuity of care for adults living in the community who have been diagnosed with congenital heart disease

30 April 2019

Primary Health Care

Scoping review

There is a need for continuity of care for adults diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD) who have transitioned out of paediatric services and live in the...

Effective management of adult patients with asthma

22 July 2019

Nursing Standard

cardiorespiratory

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that can affect people of all ages. Globally, asthma is one of the most common non-communicable diseases and is associated...

Care of infants, children and adults with congenital heart disease

01 July 2019

Nursing Standard

cardiorespiratory

Congenital heart disease refers to an anatomical or physiological defect of the heart that is present at birth. Over the past three decades there have been...

Nursing patients with acute aortic dissection in emergency departments

09 April 2019

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

Acute aortic dissection is an emergency condition that is often missed during initial assessment. Delay in diagnosis increases mortality, but the presentation can...

Focus on asthma 1: the state of care for children and young people in the UK and globally

28 September 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

respiratory disorders

This is the first in a series of articles on asthma, the most prevalent long-term condition in children with a significant burden of disease. This first article...

Role of the nurse in the hyperacute care and management of patients following stroke

24 December 2020

Nursing Standard

neurology

Stroke is a medical emergency that affects millions of people worldwide each year. The first 24-72 hours following a stroke is a critical stage in the patient’s...