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Nursing at the centre of community services

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Community and primary care nurses are ideally placed to support patients and carers in making lifestyle and behaviour changes to improve their health and wellbeing

Recognising and preventing dehydration among patients

Recognising and preventing dehydration among patients

Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on hydration, which discusses how to recognise signs of dehydration and ensure patients receive adequate oral hydration

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Responding to patients at risk of contracting ebola

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Health workers need to understand how to respond to patients with, or at risk of, ebola to ensure any isolated cases occurring in the UK do not result in an outbreak

Improving subarachnoid haemorrhage care

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A national confidential enquiry into care of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage notes areas for improvement, including greater use of specialist nurses

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PEG tubes: dealing with complications

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Complications arising from the insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes can be life-threatening so nurses should be able to identify and manage them

Value in Healthcare Awards Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer nurse numbers 'reach peak' of more than 3,000

The number of specialist adult cancer nurses in England has reached an all-time high, with more than 3,000 posts in the NHS, newly released figures show.

Queen's Hospital Romford

Troubled trust reveals huge waiting list

A huge, previously unreported waiting list of more than 90,000 patients has been revealed by one of England’s most troubled trusts. It comes amid an intense national drive to tackle politically sensitive waiting targets.

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Call for safer blood transfusions

The process for delivering blood transfusions needs to be redesigned to reduce mistakes, a new report has recommended, after an audit found human error was the most common cause of patient harm.

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East Cheshire nurses adopt iPad safety system

Nurses at East Cheshire Trust are using an iPad based system funded by the Nursing Technology Fund to record patient observations.

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Digoxin linked to increased death rates

Digoxin linked to increased death rates, warn researchers

Scientists have questioned whether atrial fibrillation patients should be treated with the heart drug digoxin after new evidence suggests that it increases death rates.

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Norovirus returns: advice is to stay away from GP

Norovirus returns: advice is to stay away from GP

After Halloween and Bonfire Night, we have the return of another, much less welcome, winter tradition: the norovirus. Or, as The Times reports, “Tis the season for winter vomiting bug”

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The incidence of incontinence is increasing due to a steady increase in the number of older people

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Older people require assessment of bowel and bladder function problems

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