Nursing Long Term Conditions
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People with chronic hepatitis B virus infection need life-long monitoring. This care could be provided by specialist nurses based in GP clinics
Despite its growing prevalence, hepatitis B is often undiagnosed. This article discusses its spread, life cycle and prevention, and groups at high risk of infection
Sepsis is a medical emergency. Early identification and treatment are essential but many health staff are unable to recognise its signs and symptoms
Non-invasive ventilation can be extremely effective in treating acute type 2 respiratory failure in patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Preventing hospital admissions and improving quality of life are key priorities for those working with people with severe and enduring eating disorders
Sanofi has launched a half-unit insulin reusable pen device for patients with type 1 diabetes.
Existing high blood pressure in patients is a major risk factor threatening the success of a pregnancy, making adequate surveillance essential, a new UK study suggests.
A dip in people’s salt consumption has played an “important role” in the plummeting number of heart disease deaths, researchers have said.
Poorer people who suffer from strokes are more likely to receive a sub-standard level of care, suggests a new study by UK researchers.
People with kidney disease can reduce their risk of developing heart disease and infections by walking on a regular basis, a study suggests.
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This article outlines a framework for nurses to further develop their communication skills during interaction with patients. It also shows how to implement this framework in nursing practice.