New guidance has been launched to support acute hospital staff in caring for vulnerable patients who are in emotional crisis on top of their physical health needs.
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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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 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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‘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.’
Most situations need clear, calm thinking so learn to control your emotional response and its physical effects
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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.
The second I walked onto the ward I knew something was wrong.
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Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure; accurate blood pressure measurement is essential for correct diagnosis
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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