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Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression

Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression


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.

Anti-embolism stockings aid venous return in non-ambulatory patients

Best practice in the use of VTE prevention methods Subscription Required


Use of anti-embolism stockings and intermittent pneumatic compression is widespread but health professionals need assistance on aspects of these treatment options.

Oral anticoagulants are so stable that routine blood testing is not required

Benefits of a new class of oral anticoagulant Subscription Required


Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants offer an alternative to warfarin and heparins for treating atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism.

Every team member needs to be heard

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When teams are in difficulty they need effective support to turn the situation around, but building resilience can help to prevent teams developing serious difficulties.

Students preferred the mini interview approach to traditional interviews

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Multiple mini-interviews are being used collaboratively by a higher education institution and an NHS trust to select nurses with the right skills and value.

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'To tackle dementia, nurses need the support of families' Subscription Required


With only weeks until the UK general election, any politicians’ pledges must be considered in the light of their timing. On 21 February the prime minister announced that by 2020 all NHS England staff will have “training” in dementia “appropriate to their role”. I don’t see any mention of cost, or any extra resources.

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Anne-Marie Russell

60 seconds...with Anne-Marie Russell, part-time clinical research fellow in nursing


We talk to the part-time clinical research fellow in nursing at the National Heart and Lung Institute, the Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial college London.

Ms Serrant

'The ways we've addressed sexual behaviour have not given all communities an equal chance at sexual health'


Giving patients the space to talk about health issues will give them a better chance of health

Emma Gee

60 seconds with Emma Gee, nurse consultant for thrombosis and anticoagulation


We talk to Emma Gee, nurse consultant for thrombosis and anticoagulation at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, who has been a nurse for 14 years

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Do zero tolerance policies deskill nurses?

This article is available in full to non-subscribers until 22 April, just register for free to access.

Why is this article important?

A zero tolerance approach to violence and aggression has been widely adopted in healthcare.

This article discusses how health professionals can apply flexibility to how they tackle such situations.

After reading the article consider:

  • What a zero tolerance approach actually entails
  • The implications of this approach for nurses and patients
  • Alternative solutions for managing violence and aggression

Ann Shuttleworth

Staff afraid to raise concerns? Nothing to do with us, Sir Robert

In his recent report into whistleblowing Sir Robert Francis QC felt the need to call for legal protection for staff who raise concerns about care.

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