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Older Adult Respiratory Assessment

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When presented with a critically ill older patient in respiratory distress, it is crucial to conduct a systematic assessment of that person in order to identify and respond appropriately to any potentially life-threatening conditions.

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When presented with a critically ill older patient, it is crucial to conduct a systematic assessment of that person in order to identify and respond appropriately to any potentially life-threatening conditions.

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Abbie is a Nurse Practitioner currently working in a Specialist Allergy Clinic in Brisbane. She has been a paediatric nurse for over 20 years originally working in the UK before moving to Australia with her young family 8 years ago. Abbie has a diverse career working with some of the most vulnerable patients. She has worked in paediatric oncology , emergency and general paediatrics. She has worked for NGO's in the fields of child protection and parental support as well as currently working with re- settled refugees. Abbie is a passionate nursing advocate and has just started the new challenge of blogging.
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Hannah noakes
09 Oct 2021
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Anthony Balm
07 Apr 2020
great refresher - thank you
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Eva MINAH
06 Apr 2020
To build up more my confidence with respiratory assessments at work place and be aware of it.
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Inga Parks
06 Apr 2020
Great consice general information about lung function - very helpful and worthwhile reading.
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Larissa Duckett
07 Aug 2021
Great article.
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Catherine Harding
21 Apr 2020
Informative and a good reminder
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Melinda Barker
01 Sep 2021
A quick, succinct reminder of general respiratory assessment and the importance of having a baseline in which to compare any new findings.
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Allison Degamo
06 Apr 2020
Good
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Eva MINAH
06 Apr 2020
With this training I hope I can do more detail respiratory assessments during work practice at work place
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Anne Domingo
07 Apr 2020
great resource
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