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Gastroenterology Nursing

News and practice for gastroenterology nurse specialists

Nurse wins award for IBD helpline that saves appointments


A nurse has received a national award for her work in developing two innovative helplines for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.


Audit reveals IBD services short of specialist nurse cover


Nearly 40% of services for people with inflammatory bowel disease are failing to meet basic standards for the number of nurses, reveals the latest assessment of provision.

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Digestive health clinic with Dr Pixie McKenna

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Safe removal of knotted nasogastric tubes

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Knotting or looping of nasogastric tubes when in situ can distress the patient on removal. Nurses should know how to recognise and respond to the situation

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Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment

Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment

The review was undertaken to establish the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors on people with mild cognitive impairment. There is little evidence that the treatment modifies disease progression to dementia

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What happens if a naso-gastric tube gets knotted?


Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for

Herbal medicine

Effects of supplements on medicines 'dangerous'

Herbal remedies such as echinacea and St John’s Wort “could make medication dangerous”, the Daily Mail has warned.

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