Nursing teams at UK hospitals are trialling a hand-held scanner that could transform diagnosis and prevention of pressure ulcers, according to the US nurse behind the idea.
A local education and training board has launched a ground-breaking education initiative to help healthcare students understand what life is like with dementia.
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By looking for early signs of cataracts when conducting holistic patient assessments, nurses can help affected patients manage any loss of vision until surgery is appropriate.
Amended coeliac disease guidelines mean some symptomatic children can now be diagnosed without having to have a biopsy of their small bowel.
A “time machine” analogy is a useful way of understanding memory problems in people with dementia, better enabling health professionals to make appropriate interventions.
To help meet the nation’s future health challenges, Public Health England has drawn up a set of areas health professionals can focus on to positively impact on public health.
Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on how to tell the difference between dementia, delirium and depression in older people, to ensure they receive the right care.
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A new campaign is set to encourage nurses to get involved in the purchasing of clinical products to ensure greater patient safety and more cost-effective treatment. The RCN, NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network have worked together to produce a toolkit to help nurses buy better
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“Neglected” care home nurses are failing to receive adequate preparation for the role and are unable to access the same career development opportunities as NHS nurses, according to a survey.
A few weeks ago I went to see Still Alice and cried. Despite close contact with people with dementia it was a shock to see a middle-aged woman with the condition, her rapid decline and the impact her illness had on those around her. As a woman in my fifties I was also frightened by what the future might hold.
With reviews and reports throwing up questions about whether there exists a lack of compassion in healthcare, Emma Vincent asks if compassion truly is something that can be taught.
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A zero tolerance approach to violence and aggression has been widely adopted in healthcare but health professionals must be flexible in how they tackle such situations