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Stress and coping strategies in renal staff

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This study investigated the causes of stress among both nurses and doctors working in a busy renal setting, and methods used to reduce stress

Blood tests and age-related changes in older people

Blood tests and age-related changes in older people Subscription Required

Many signs and symptoms of disease in older patients are attributed to old age without further investigation, leading to conditions being undiagnosed and untreated

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Why do we test for urea and electrolytes?

Why do we test for urea and electrolytes? Subscription Required

Glomerular filtration rate and levels of electrolytes, urea and creatinine give a strong indication of kidney function and can guide treatment

Using oral mucosa to assess for dehydration

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Dehydration impacts negatively on patient health and can have a fatal outcome. A check of the oral mucosa can give nurses an indication of whether a patient is at risk

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Understanding rare renal conditions

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Rare renal conditions cause structural and functional abnormalities of the kidneys, and have varying effects on patient morbidity

Organ Donation Rates Vary Across UK

Study finds variations in UK organ donation rates

There are “striking” geographical variations in the numbers of people who donate kidneys after they die, a new study has found.

Poll: Many nurses lack confidence on signs of acute kidney injury

Just over half of Nursing Times readers who answered a snap web poll last week say they are not confident they would recognise the signs and symptoms of acute kidney injury.

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'Opt-out' organ system becomes law in Wales

'Opt-out' organ system becomes law in Wales

A new law creating the first opt-opt organ donation system in the UK is to be rubber-stamped at a special ceremony on September 10.

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Warning over 'needless' kidney deaths

NICE issues warning over 'needless' hospital kidney deaths

Thousands of hospital patients are dying needlessly every year from kidney problems that could be treated, according to new NHS guidance.

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NHS checks 'could save 650 lives'

NHS health checks 'could save 650 lives', says Hunt

More than 650 lives a year could be saved if there was full take-up of NHS health checks, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

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'Nursing is a wonderful passport to travel'

After working in war-torn Iraq, Kate Cowhig set up a recruitment firm to give other nurses opportunities to work abroad.

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Fluid balance is maintaining the correct amount of fluid in the body.

Fluid Balance

Fluid balance is maintaining the correct amount of fluid in the body. It is the continuance of the fluid input and output of the body. Fluid balance can alter with disease and illness.

Better kidney care could save thousands of lives

Better kidney care could save thousands of lives

“Thousands die with treatable kidney problems,” reports The Daily Telegraph while Sky News informs us that thousands of hospital patients are “dying of thirst”.

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