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Pain is a personal experience but may be difficult to communicate. It is vital that nurses know how best to assess it to ensure the optimal treatment is given.
A project provided children and young people with better care and support, and improved education and awareness for parents and teachers.
Two clinical commissioning groups aimed to improve the patient experience and reduce hospital admissions by devising a “hospital at home” community care service
Being in critical care can have negative effects on patients but implementing rehabilitation strategies at an early stage can aid long-term recovery.
Occipital nerve injections to treat occipital neuralgia are often administered by doctors, but a nurse-led clinic proved to be more favourable with patients.
Nurse prescribers have become “embedded” in practice as their numbers continue to grow, but experts have warned their continued success is at risk from skill loss, outdated practice and the need for more education funding.
The risk for hospital admission doubles for children with asthma who are exposed to second-hand smoke, according to a US study.
The drug edoxaban has been given the official seal of approval for NHS use in preventing stroke and blood clots in patients with a common heart disorder.
Taking blood pressure medication at bedtime rather than in the morning halves the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research.
A potential gap in scientific knowledge about a class of drugs that are used to treat type 2 diabetes has been highlighted in a new study by UK researchers.
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Analysis of complaints sent to the health service ombudsman has found that not receiving an adequate apology is the most common complaint, accounting for a third of cases last year.
Through my experience in community nursing I believe registered nurses in district nursing teams need further academic support and clinical development after being in community practice for one year.
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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.