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‘HIV self-test kits are a step forward but questions remain’

‘HIV self-test kits are a step forward but questions remain’ Subscription Required

18-Jul-2014

Restrictions on the sale of HIV self-testing kits were revoked in April 2014, so it is now legal to sell these kits to the public. Expert national organisations such as the Terence Higgins Trust have welcomed the move as a way to encourage early diagnosis and improve quality of life for people with HIV.

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Should lifestyle choices affect access to transplant?

Should lifestyle choices affect access to transplant? Subscription Required

18-Jul-2014

With a shortage of organs and finite healthcare resources, some argue that people who need them owing to lifestyle choices should be denied transplants

Cardiac arrest equipment to support airway

Cardiac arrest equipment to support airway Subscription Required

18-Jul-2014

Cardiac arrest trolleys should contain all the equipment necessary to deal with an adult cardiac arrest. Nurses must be familiar with and know how to use their contents

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Doing a literature review in nursing

Doing a Literature Review in Nursing, Health and Social Care

23-Jul-2014

‘Health and social care professionals undertaking research, writing dissertations or assignments would benefit from this book as well as academic lecturers and supervisors who are supporting students who are undertaking literature reviews.’

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Think clearly in a crisis by managing your emotions

Most situations need clear, calm thinking so learn to control your emotional response and its physical effects

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Nurses advised to check indemnity cover in wake of new law

21-Jul-2014

Practice nurses and registrants working in the independent sector have been urged to check their insurance arrangements to make sure they are covered in case something goes wrong.

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Nurses don’t grow on trees: will NICE’s new safe staffing guidelines improve safety?

21-Jul-2014

The second I walked onto the ward I knew something was wrong.

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Assessing and managing primary hypertension

Assessing and managing primary hypertension

Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure; accurate blood pressure measurement is essential for correct diagnosis

'Find out what makes your patient live and then do your darnedest to make it happen'

'Find out what makes your patient live and then do your darnedest to make it happen'

18-Jul-2014

Seeing her uncle’s grief lessen when he was around his great grandchildren, helped Heather realise the healing benefits of giving patients a role to live for

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