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Nursing Long Term Conditions

News and practice about long term conditions

Type 2 diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management

Type 2 diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management Subscription Required

Nurses are increasingly likely to care for patients with type 2 diabetes. This learning unit will increase understanding of its causes, prevention, treatment and management.

Managing and treating chronic kidney disease

Managing and treating chronic kidney disease Subscription Required

Chronic kidney disease is irreversible, but management and treatment options are available to help patients self-manage the condition and maintain their quality of life.

Patients can be shown how to improve their health during routine appointments

Building brief intervention into your everyday work Subscription Required

All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.

How the social model of disability evolved

How the social model of disability evolved Subscription Required

The social model of disability challenges the view of disability as an individual problem, and awareness of it can advance nursing practice

The case for collaboration in primary care for depression

The case for collaboration in primary care for depression

A study has demonstrated that collaborative care for people with depression, provided by a multiprofessional team in GP practices, offers improved outcomes in comparison with usual treatment

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CVD risk factors reduced by standing instead of sitting

Advising patients to spend more time spent standing rather than sitting could improve levels of blood glucose, fat and cholesterol, according to an Australian study.

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Obesity linked with heightened risk of Alzheimer’s  

Insulin resistance resulting from obesity increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to US researchers.

MHRA warns about faulty steel cannula infusion sets

Health professionals should check steel cannula infusion sets manufactured by Unomedical before and after use, as there is a small risk of its needle breaking.

Drinking a lot of sugary drinks linked with type 2 diabetes

The regular consumption of sugar sweetened drinks is positively associated with type 2 diabetes independent of obesity status, according to international research.

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All cancer patients 'should have access to specialist nurse'

Patients should also have access to a clinical nurse specialist or other key worker to help coordinate their care, according to a major report on cancer care in England.

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If you’re not going to show off, at least show someone else off

Three weeks ago, RCN chief executive and general secretary Peter Carter urged nurses to speak out about their achievements.

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'HCAs are vital and deserve to be called nursing assistants'

'HCAs are vital and deserve to be called nursing assistants' Subscription Required

Here in Northumbria we have launched our nursing strategy - a vision for compassionate frontline care - and within it have renamed healthcare assistants as nursing assistants.

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Clinical Development: A framework for effective communication skills

Clinical Development: A framework for effective communication skills Subscription Required

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.

Antibiotics may help ease chronic back pain

Antibiotics may help ease chronic back pain

News that back pain could be “cured” by antibiotics has prompted wide media coverage, with The Independent reporting that “Half a million sufferers of back pain ‘could be cured with antibiotics’.”

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