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Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression

Differentiating dementia, delirium and depression

Nursing Times Learning has launched a new unit on how to tell the difference between dementia, delirium and depression in older people, to ensure they receive the right care.

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Students preferred the mini interview approach to traditional interviews

Multiple mini-interviews for nurse recruitment Subscription Required

Multiple mini-interviews are being used collaboratively by a higher education institution and an NHS trust to select nurses with the right skills and value.

More nurses must be recruited to practice nursing to alleviate the workforce crisis

A scheme to increase practice nurse numbers Subscription Required

The Advanced Training Practice Scheme is boosting the number of nurses pursuing a career in practice nursing in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.

How effective is Productive Ward?

How effective is Productive Ward? Subscription Required

The Productive Ward initiative celebrates its 10th birthday this year, and a growing body of literature reveals its benefits to patients and staff.

Student nurse feedback can help ensure clinical placements meet students' needs

Encouraging student feedback on placements Subscription Required

After eliciting students’ views on what makes a good practice placement, one trust is now working to make sure students feel able to raise concerns.

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Change in paracetamol advice for new meningitis vaccine

Nurses delivering a new vaccine protecting against meningitis should encourage parents to give their children paracetamol following immunisation, due to increased risk of fever.

Identifying ischaemic ulcers early on can help reduce the need for amputation

NICE issues referral warning for foot ulcers in diabetes patients

Diabetes patients with a foot problem that is deemed to be limb-threatening should be referred “immediately”, latest guidance states.

Chlamydia trachomatis

Screening for chlamydia would be ‘cost effective’

Chlamydia screening for all pregnant women aged between 16 and 25 is cost-effective, according to an Australian study.

Warning that over-65s consuming alcohol at ‘unsafe levels’

One in five older people who drink alcohol are consuming it at unsafe levels, according to a UK study, sparking calls for more focus on the issue in primary care.

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Treat MI patients without obstructive CAD for angina risk

Heart attack patients without obstructive coronary artery disease should be “aggressively” treated to reduce the burden of angina, according to US researchers.

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15-minute daily walk 'will help you live longer' says study

A 15-minute daily walk 'will help you live longer' says study

Going for a 15-minute walk every day will “make you live longer”, reports the Mail Online. It is one of several news outlets to report that small amounts of daily exercise may be enough to increase your chances of living longer.

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