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Therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of cardiorespiratory arrest

05 February 2010

Emergency Nurse


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...

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

15 March 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

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


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


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...

FreeBiological basis of child health 3: development of the cardiovascular system and congenital heart defects

18 May 2020

Nursing Children and Young People


This article is the third in a series on the biological basis of child health. It outlines how the cardiovascular system develops during gestation and how congenital...

The role of the community matron: a structured approach to case management

22 May 2019

Nursing Older People

Long-term conditions

The role of the community matron in supporting patients with long-term conditions through holistic case management is well established, as is learning through...

Using play to educate children about asthma

06 May 2020

Primary Health Care

respiratory care

Asthma morbidity and mortality rates continue to rise, and it has been identified that many adults and children with the condition do not receive basic asthma care...