Nursing Long Term Conditions
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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.
Older people are at increased risk of dehydration, and many screening and diagnostic tests are used to identify the condition. This article assesses their value.
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.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals have been urged to recognise cognitive dysfunction in patients with depression after a survey revealed symptoms are often going unnoticed.
Young people who adopt the “goth” subculture might be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, according to UK researchers.
A major telehealth programme has been launched in Cheshire with the aim of helping improve self-management by patients with long-term conditions.
Clinicians need to shift their focus from “calorie counting” to concentrating on the nutritional value of foods in order to boost cardiovascular health among patients, claim academics.
UK patients are living longer but have an increasing number of conditions as they age, which in turn is adding to the burden on care providers, according to a major new study.
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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.