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
UK researchers claim they may have discovered a new way to tackle life-threatening asthma exacerbations.
Anxious, jealous, moody or distressed middle-aged women may be putting themselves at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a 38-year long study in Sweden.
Nearly half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy could be prevented if young women eat well, exercise regularly and stop smoking before and during pregnancy, according to a study.
A campaign has been launched to promote awareness of “hypos” in patients with diabetes.
Practice nurses will be able to produce plans to help asthma sufferers manage their condition at the click of a mouse thanks to the launch of a new software tool by a leading charity.
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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.