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Updated Guidelines for Management of Malnutrition in COPD

Updated Guidelines for Management of Malnutrition in COPD

The 2nd edition of the Managing Malnutrition in COPD guideline has been published today.  The document also includes a pthway for the appropriate use of ONS to support community health professionals.

“ARNS is delighted to be involved with the development and update of these guidelines” says Joanne King, Consultant Respiratory Nurse and panel representative for the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS). “The first edition of the guidelines and the complimentary patient leaflets have been taken up widely by respiratory nurses across the UK and I hope they will find the updates in the guidance of assistance.  By engaging with the multi-professional team in identifying and treating malnutrition we can offer continuity of nutritional care for patients leading to better outcomes and quality of life for patients.” 

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ARNS supports 2019 Respiratory Health Awareness Campaign

ARNS supports 2019 Respiratory Health Awareness Campaign

We recently worked with Health Awareness on the 2019 Respiratory Health campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of the Guardian newspaper and the content is available online at https://bit.ly/36oANWO. The campaign featured exclusive content from key thought leaders and industry voices to raise awareness around the consequences of air pollution and provide an education platform to cover how respiratory conditions can be prevented, managed and treated.

Affilliation with BMJ ORR

Affilliation with BMJ ORR

BMJ Open Respiratory Research (BMJ ORR) published on behalf of the British Thoracic Society, is an open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing high quality papers across all areas of respiratory medicine, critical care and sleep medicine. ARNS is now affiliated with BMJ ORR and all ARNS members are eligible for a 35% discount on the article publishing charge when submitting to the journal. To redeem your member discount please use code BMJORRARNS on acceptance.

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Whittington Health Team win Nursing Times Respiratory Award 2019

Whittington Health Team win Nursing Times Respiratory Award 2019

 

Alison Hughes, Vice Chair of ARNS was delighted to present the Whittington Health team  with the Nursing Times Respiratory Award 2019. The Award was made to the team for its work on group consultations with children with viral-induced wheeze.  The Awards ceremony took place on 30th October in London.

The judges said that the project demonstrated an innovative family-centered approach to the delivery of asthma care through group consultation. This approach enabled a forum for the needs of the parent/family and clinicians to be met. The judges felt that the drive and passion of the team was apparent in delivering this successful project. They believe the group consulting model could easily be adapted to other conditions, ages and settings.

Huge congratulations to the winning team.  We look forward to hearing from them them at our conference in May 2020 in Liverpool #ARNS2020

Public Health England publishes 2nd Atlas of variation risk factors and healthcare for respiratory disease in England

Public Health England publishes 2nd Atlas of variation risk factors and healthcare for respiratory disease in England

The atlas identifies opportunities for improving outcomes along the patient pathway from prevention through to end of life care. Clinicians and commissioners will want to investigate how these opportunities for improvement apply to their services and populations in order to maximise the best outcomes for patients.

The atlas is available here

Public Health England have is also asking for help in completing its online survey to help inform future atlas production.

The survey can be accessed here 

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