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Respiratory Care

Providing post-lung transplant care during the time of COVID-19

The Mater hospital had been preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic since December 2019 because it houses the national isolation unit for infectious diseases. This facility is designed to admit, isolate...

Why air pollution is an important issue for all nurses

To support all health and care professionals to enhance their knowledge and, more importantly, to take greater action on key public health issues, PHE has published free online e-learning resources as...

An audit of the British Thoracic Society asthma discharge care bundle in a teaching hospital

Healthcare organisations use clinical audits to measure their current clinical performance against an explicit set of established criteria. Clinical audits are recommended in certain chronic...

Emergency management of neck stoma patients during the coronavirus pandemic: a national nurse survey

A nationwide prospective survey was formulated and distributed electronically to nurses across all specialties within primary and secondary care. Dissemination platforms included direct contact with...

Placement of finger oximeter on the ear: comparison with oxygen saturation values taken from the finger

This was a prospective, single-centre, cohort study performed at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, a large teaching hospital serving a population of approximately 1...

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a more common condition than you may think

Pulmonary fibrosis is a form of interstitial lung disease that causes fibrosis (scarring) in the lungs. The most common type of PF is IPF (ALA, 2020). ‘Idiopathic’ is defined in the Cambridge...

Developing an integrated respiratory team in NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Within the first 18 months of the implementation of the project plan, we aimed to provide same-day ESD with up to a 7-day follow up in the community for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary...

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