News and practice for neurology nurse specialists
A dementia first aid course dealing with frustrating and challenging behaviour was set up to support people who care for members of their family with dementia.
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.
The first part of this series described how pain is detected in the body. This article describes the process of pain transmission and how this relates to pain management.
The first of a three-part series on the management of pain describes how pain is detected in the body and the implications for clinical practice.
New evidence on link between working hours and use of alcohol suggests long hours increase likelihood of risky drinking, but results should be treated with caution.
Head injury patients do not benefit from a therapy that involves cooling their bodies to reduce brain swelling, international research has found.
A ward sister at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham has been helping patients with brain injuries on the road to recovery.
An innovative tool has been launched today to help improve communication between health professionals and children with epilepsy, with the aim of keeping them out of hospital.
Tributes have been paid to the pioneering work of the UK’s first Parkinson’s disease nurse specialist who passed away earlier this month.
The health secretary has promised an independent investigation of the death of a baby whose ‘incredibly distressing’ case highlighted a regulatory ‘gap’ in the NHS’s ability to probe historic complaints.
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This article, the first in a four-part series on neurological assessment, describes assessment of level of consciousness.
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“Breastfeeding has no benefit over bottle feeding when it comes to a child’s IQ,” the Daily Mail says, reporting on the results of a study that found no significant link between breastfeeding and increased intelligence.