Nursing Long Term Conditions
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Non-specialist nurses need to know how to care for patients with myeloma. It is often only detected when patients present with symptoms indicative of other conditions
One in four people in residential homes has diabetes. However, a national audit has found the condition is not being identified, monitored and treated adequately
The first national investigation into asthma deaths reveals deficiencies in risk assessment, prescribing and clinical care. Implications for practice are outlined
Drugs used to treat common conditions can adversely affect bone health. Nurses need to be aware of the risks and prevention strategies
Diabetic retinopathy causes a loss of sight that can affect physical and psychosocial abilities. Nurses can help reduce the incidence of this devastating condition
Nearly two-thirds of NHS commissioners do not fund for specific training in diabetes for health professionals, a charity survey has indicated.
People who take eight or more portions of high-fat dairy produce each day are at a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who have only one portion a day, Swedish research shows.
Communication skills and staff training form part of new proposals to improve the care given to patients with lifelong heart problems by the NHS in England.
Many heart attack patients are missing out on potentially life-saving aspects of care, a new study suggests.
Scientists believe they have discovered the genetic cause of an incurable muscle-wasting disease, paving the way for new treatments for sufferers.
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Our newest free unit outlines how nurses in all healthcare settings can reduce liver disease by identifying patients with risk factors for the three major types of liver disease – alcohol, hepatitis B and C, and obesity leading to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
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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.