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Challenges of attending accident and emergency units with patients presenting with minor injuries caused by self-harm were overcome via a nurse-led care pathway.
An innovative approach to the self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is demonstrating the efficacy of online patient support.
Mortality rates following lower limb amputation have been described as unacceptable. Nurses have a vital role in improving pre- and post-operative care.
Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can result in hospital admission so it is essential that nurses know which treatments are most effective.
Acute kidney injury is a common but serious disorder. Knowing how it can develop enables prevention and early detection, leading to better outcomes for patients.
Many years ago I became involved in the care of a young man who had been readmitted to hospital.
"It’s hard to reason with someone who thinks a sick new mother just needs to stay home and eat to get well"
By returning to the continent of her birth to improve neonatal care, Miriam Etter is now securing a better start in life for others
We talk to Liz McCall, who is a voluntary community outreach nurse in reproductive health with VSO in Gamghadi, Nepal.
People can achieve a great deal if they have support to display their abilities, says Ruth Northway
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