Category list : Abnormal vital signs
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Assessing the pulse rate in adult patientsSubscription
Pulse assessment is a vital component of good nursing care. Nurses must feel confident in their ability to accurately measure the pulse to assess patients’ health statuses
A review of vital signs monitoring through the night in hospitals found compliance with schedules was generally poor, with potentially serious consequences for patients
Exposure to sunshine may protect against weight gain and diabetes, new research suggests.
Rise in older people in UK living with HIVSubscription
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is becoming increasingly prevalent among older people in the UK.
Raised blood pressure in 18-year-olds is a warning of heart disease to come and should signal the start of prevention strategies, say scientists.
How helpful are early warning scores?Subscription
Despite the use of early warning scoring systems, deteriorating patients are often not identified, suggesting these systems may not be sufficiently robust
Bowel care lies at the heart of person-centred care.
Feverish illness in children under fiveSubscription
An updated NICE guideline offers new advice on how to manage children presenting with fever
Improving the accuracy of BP measurementSubscription
Blood pressure measurement is often inaccurate because of poor technique, inappropriate use of devices or failure to calibrate or validate monitors
Breathlessness is a common problem in advanced disease. This article looks at pharmacological and non-pharmacological ways to manage this symptom