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Neurology Nursing

News and practice for neurology nurse specialists

Being admitted to hospital can be overwhelming for patients with dementia

Enhancing healthcare assistants' dementia role Subscription Required

Training healthcare assistants from nursing and therapy teams to pick up the early signs of dementia and offer one-to-one support is reaping benefits in a large acute hospital.

Diagnosing depressed skull fracture in a young child

Diagnosing depressed skull fracture in a young child Subscription Required

Skull fractures associated with intracranial injury are a leading cause of traumatic death in childhood. Children with head injuries should be monitored for signs of deterioration.

CPAP has numerous benefits, but patient adherence to the treatment is low

Adherence to CPAP in obstructive sleep apnoea Subscription Required

A Cochrane review explored the effectiveness of strategies to improve adherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea

Staff must be competent identifying and assessing patients at greatest risk of harm

The role of nurse leaders in improving health

Senior nurse leaders have an important role to play in improving the health of patients and staff through the delivery of behaviour change interventions.

Improving subarachnoid haemorrhage care

Improving subarachnoid haemorrhage care Subscription Required

A national confidential enquiry into care of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage notes areas for improvement, including greater use of specialist nurses

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Parkinson’s nurses urged to join national network to improve care

Nurses who work with Parkinson’s disease patients or have an interest in the condition are being urged to join a new network that aims to “revolutionise care”.

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Treatment approved for relapsing remitting MS in Scotland

A new pegylated treatment has been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium for adults with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

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Scottish government announces new funding for specialist nurses

An extra £2.5m will be invested in specialist nursing and care, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced today.

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Access to epilepsy specialist nurses 'remains patchy', warns audit

The number of nurses specialising in the care of epilepsy in children has increased over the last two years, but their distribution remains patchy across the country, according to a national audit.

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Complex jobs 'may preserve memory'

Having a complex job 'may help preserve memory', say researchers

Complex jobs that require a lot of difficult analysis or social interaction may protect the brain from mental decline, research suggests.

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'Brain injuries remain largely invisible' Subscription Required

Without the specialist help he recieved following a traumatic brain injury, Mikey believes he would not be able to continue studying to be a nurse

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Neurological assessment 1 - Assessing level of consciousness Subscription Required

This article, the first in a four-part series on neurological assessment, describes assessment of level of consciousness.

Molecule could protect against Alzheimer's disease

Molecule could protect against Alzheimer's disease

“Alzheimer’s breakthrough: scientists home in on molecule which halts development of disease,” The Daily Telegraph reports.

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