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Respiratory Care Resource Centre

Respiratory Care Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Respiratory Care Resource Centre provides you with the latest developments in respiratory care to help you identify, diagnose and treat long-term conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and COPD.

Around 5.4 million people in the UK are currently receiving treatment for asthma, making it a key part of the primary care nurse’s work. The current emphasis on the prevention and treatment of long-term conditions provides nurses with an opportunity to drive forward public health promotion and educate patients about living with respiratory conditions.

Carol Stonham is the expert blogger for the Nursing in Practice respiratory resource centre. She is a senior nurse practitioner working at Minchinhampton Surgery in Stroud,&... more

Latest respiratory care news

16.02.16: The number of people dying from respiratory diseases in Wales has fallen by 10% in a year, a new report revealed
22.01.16: NHS England has introduced major new technology trials that will see dementia patients wearing sensors connected to household gadgets
16.12.15: End of life guidelines have been released by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to help nurses provide “consistent, compassionate and high quality” care
14.12.15: E-cigarettes cannot be advertised in magazines, newspapers, on TV and on radio, from May 2016, the Department of Health announced today
10.09.15: In October the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) will finalise arrangements for revalidation for nurses in the UK. The information we will need to submit has been available for months with pilot sites successfully completing all parts

Latest respiratory care clinical articles

Tuesday 30 June 2015
British Lung Foundation has issued advice to people who may be at risk of seeing their condition worsen
Thursday 29 January 2015
Two quality standards of care have been released by National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).
Wednesday 28 January 2015
More than a million adults may be wrongly diagnosed with asthma warns an NHS watchdog.
Wednesday 7 January 2015
A Scottish campaign calling for the government to tackle fuel poverty is being backed by nurses
Wednesday 3 December 2014
Parents should be kept informed of the links between co-sleeping and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

NICE has recently published a quality standard on the assessment, diagnosis and clinical management of COPD in adults. If you missed Nursing in Practice magazine's recent COPD pull-out then fear not! You can still access the entire booklet in wonderful e-book form.
Click here to access the COPD e-book


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Friday 26 November 2010
Around 900,000 people have been diagnosed with COPD, but it is estimated that the true number living with the condition could be as high as 3.7 million. This Nursing in Practice survey looked at your experience of managing and treating patients suffering from COPD
Thursday 1 April 2010
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) places a huge burden on the NHS, with increasing numbers of people in the UK suffering from the condition. As a result, the Department of Health will be publishing a National Strategy for COPD in 2010 with the aim of improving diagnosis, management and treatment

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