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25 November 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article discusses different types of pneumothorax and aspects of management, including physiotherapy and the insertion and removal of chest drains.

Caring for children with complex needs

26 August 2015

Nursing Management

Art & Science

This article describes the role of the community neonatal nurse in the discharge of infants with chronic lung disease (CLD), or bronchopulmonary dysplasia. It also...

The role of inhaled bronchodilators and inhaler devices in COPD management

01 October 2013

Primary Health Care


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for the conditions of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Bronchodilator therapy is essential in...

Inhaler and nebuliser technique for people with a learning disability

28 January 2019

Learning Disability Practice

respiratory care

Healthcare professionals who support people who require an inhaler or nebuliser need to know how to use the devices, monitor and assess patients’ inhaler techniques...

Ambulatory and short-burst oxygen for interstitial lung disease

29 November 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Summary statement The mission of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to improve health outcomes through increasing the use of the Cochrane Library and...

Palliative and end of life care in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

22 May 2018

Primary Health Care

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a life-limiting interstitial lung disease. We do not know what causes it and there is no cure. People experience debilitating...