Nursing Long Term Conditions
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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.
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.
All frontline nursing staff can incorporate brief behaviour change interventions into their clinical practice to reduce patients’ risk of long-term conditions.
The social model of disability challenges the view of disability as an individual problem, and awareness of it can advance nursing practice
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
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.
Insulin resistance resulting from obesity increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to US researchers.
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.
The regular consumption of sugar sweetened drinks is positively associated with type 2 diabetes independent of obesity status, according to international research.
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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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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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.