News and practice for gastroenterology nurse specialists
A nurse has received a national award for her work in developing two innovative helplines for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
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.
Digestive health clinic with Dr Pixie McKenna
lastest research: gastroenterology
Assessing, treating and supporting people who have inflammatory bowel disease can be complex, but nurses can embed the 6Cs into care to ensure it is of a high quality
Complications arising from the insertion of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes can be life-threatening so nurses should be able to identify and manage them
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) must come to terms with having a progressive and incurable disease that will increasingly limit their capacity for physical activity, and is almost certain to cause their death. And the fact that it affects the ability to breathe means they are constantly reminded of this frightening prospect.
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Allison Baxter and her team brought in picture menus to help people with cognitive and physical problems choose the food they wanted.